Tuesday, September 12, 2006

more idealism before the primary

ELECTION DAY SPOILER: Martin O'Malley wins Democratic nomination for governor! You heard it here first!

One of my closest friends is really excited about voting in the primaries today, but she doesn't know who to vote for. Last night, she brought out the stack of mailers her family's gotten and we went over each one. Her favorite mailer is the Steve Silverman "Good Guy. Bad Ideas." piece about Ike Leggett. This may have to do with the fact it lists "anchovy toothpaste" as a bad idea. Silverman sure knows how to pick 'em.

If you have any questions about the election, check out the Board of Elections website. Other than that, I can't help you too much. I can't even give you a single endorsement. Hopefully, though, Just Up The Pike has been a good asset to you over the past few months as I have fumbled through the Montgomery County political landscape. I've put a couple of my more political pieces on the right-hand side, but other than that, you're on your own.

I've got a solid idea of who I'm voting for, and, much to my chagrin, it's largely based on the issue of growth. People have to live somewhere, and I'm voting for candidates who aren't going to sell our County's future short to please a handful of selfish NIMBYs. To me, that's what matters. We built this County on progressive planning, and that's where I want to keep it. I'd like to think everyone who votes tomorrow is thinking of a Montgomery County ideal they'd like to keep.

What's your ideal? And who's going to deliver it to you? Today we decide.

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