October 18, 2004

Onward, Democracy! Mush!

My absentee ballot came in the mail today, and after what happened last time around when I didn't vote, I'm making very sure to fill in the bubbles extra careful. (Although being that I'm in solid blue New York, my vote is nowhere near as crucial as my friend Ill 'n P.'s; she's from Ohio, which might make her the most powerful person I know right now.)

Y'know, they give you these ballots, it's hard to resist the temptation to vote for things, even things which you know nothing about, like District Judgeships. "Wait," I told myself, "Before you color in the little bubble, maybe try and make sure you're not re-electing anyone being indicted for corruption, 'kay?" So, I googled. And now I, as a slightly better informed voter, have learned that one of the candidates was both a) rejected for candidacy as unqualified by an expert panel (newly formed to combat corruption in judicial appointments) and b) a recepient of the nomination of both the Brooklyn Democratic and Republican parties. There's a Conservative running against him, but I can't find out diddly-squat about that guy. I can't even find much about the whole flap, except for a couple of articles in the New York Sun, but that's a paid supscription site and I don't want to sign up for the free trial and have the Sun dunning me for ages about paying up; those guys are mean. And from what I hear about their circulation numbers, desperate. So, anyone who knows anything about corruption in the Brooklyn judicial system, leave a comment, okay?

Any one?


Posted by Diablevert at October 18, 2004 02:58 PM | TrackBack

Here is some quick information, but it seems, from my admittedly cursory inspection, that pretty much every democrat is under the shade of corruption.




Disappointing, but expected when the full and awesome power of the brooklyn judicial system is put into your hands. We're lucky it was only car trunks full of cash, they might have been throwing fireballs and beating up the sun.

Posted by: Rogan josh at October 19, 2004 08:12 PM

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