You know I can't start a post without a picture. Yes, I know the saying about mushrooms and BS, but that really was just coincidental; politics and BS, good one.
As you all know by now, I am somewhat of a political junkie. Now, this comes from necessity these days, I believe. A person can't really go about spreading their opinion if they don't really know what they are talking about, much less if they don't walk the walk, so to speak. And when I say that, I don't mean that I think a person always needs to be the smartest gal in town to be a part of politics, but I do think that if a person is going to sit around bitching about the place that this country is in right now, well he/she darn well be informed!
Case in point; I have some learning myself I'd like you all to help me with right now. Yesterday were the primaries here in Colorado. I won't bore you with all of the results of the bigger elections, because those are all over the news! What I had a little bit of a hard time finding, until early this morning, was news of our anxiously awaited Sheriff's race. Incumbent, Fred Wegener claims victory by almost double the votes this morning.
So, my questions may be silly, but I believe the only stupid question is an unasked one, so, what if he had lost? Since it is a primary, would he have been out of office, or would it have waited until the actual election, even if no one is running against him? And couldn't his opponent pull a Tom Tancredo and switch parties and still run against him in the main election? Please, please people, not only do I want to know these answers, but my kids do too, so make me look smart to the kiddos!!!
By the way; David Kintz will be representing Republicans in the election for our Coroner, as will Mark Dowaliby for a commissioners seat, which is quite interesting because at the assembly he was the under dog. Most of our other offices were uncontested, so Debra Green (County Clerk), Dave Wissel (Assessor), Michelle Miller (Treasurer), and Jack Kirby (Surveyor) will all retain their jobs.