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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Double double, Boyles and trouble
Fire burn and...elections bubble?
Ok, I got nuthin'.
I thought about voting for Emilie Boyles in the primaries for Portland City Council. You know, for kicks, especially since Erik Sten and Ginny Burdick were certain to land in the two top spots. After everything that's happened, I expected she would be lucky to snag a dozen votes.
Figures are still coming in but Boyles is so far in at number four ahead or several other candidates that didn't hand $16 grand in public funds to their daughters. At this hour she's received 3,938 votes.
I guess this just goes to show that there's a segment of voters out there that pick at random. Shucks, I'm one of them when it comes to all those races for local judges. Seriously, does anyone beyond the legal community make an educated decision when it comes to those things?