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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Election Follow-Up

Gentle readers, thanks very much for your comments on yesterday’s post. It would appear that you think pretty much all the candidates suck. One of you suggested that Marie Johns wasn’t so bad. That was the only positive reaction. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of this batch of candidates, is it?

I’ve done a bit more research, and it would appear that Vincent Orange doesn’t like the gays so much. He has expressed his support for gay civil rights, and according to the Blade, “During his tenure on the Council, Orange has voted in favor of several domestic partnership bills that expanded the rights and benefits of same-sex couples in the District.” However, last weekend, he took a hard line on gay marriage, statingI am the only one that is opposed to same-sex marriage. The other four, they say they believe in God, they go to church, but they’re also for same-sex marriage. So, I think coming down the stretch that that’s going to be the key issue. I don’t think they’re morally fit to run this city.” Sounds like he’s trying to appeal to the super-religious crowd. With his non-love for the gays, his belief that he is somehow morally superior to the rest of the candidates, and his error-ridden campaign surveys, I can’t possibly vote for him. (Thanks to RCR and Jordan Baker for alerting me to the spelling and gay issues.)

Adrian Fenty and Marie Johns both support gay marriage, so props to them. Linda Cropp does not support gay marriage in DC, but according to the Blade, “she supports recognition of same-sex marriages issued in Massachusetts, where gay marriage was legalized last year.” This makes no sense and sounds like she’s just trying to please everyone. Yet another reason not to vote for her.

(And yes, I do realize there are many issues other than gay marriage facing DC; this just happened to be the one I researched today.)


  • At 8/17/06, 11:16 PM, Blogger Big Sky Girl said…

    I applaud you for doing research, but if you vote for Linda Cropp, I'll never forgive you. She is Marion Barry in a dress.

    Simply put, she'll promise a lot deliver nill and then blame the Congress for keeping her down. Look how much Mayor Williams has been able to do, most of it in spite of her stupid crap.

    Ugh, I hate her.

  • At 8/18/06, 2:20 PM, Blogger JordanBaker said…

    Agreeing with BSG--plus, what really pissed me off about Cropp (aside from the fact that she apparently hates my yard and would take baseball away from me if she got the chance) is that her views seem to change radically depending on the audience she's talking to.

    Does the woman not realize that all her weird, contradictory statements get published?

  • At 8/18/06, 2:32 PM, Blogger Lady Tiara said…

    bsg: don't worry. i wouldn't vote for her even if she were handing out puppies and kittens to every voter on election day. she's just awful.

    jb: it's like she has no idea what comes out of her mouth sometimes. her weird stance on gay marriage (ok in other states, but not here) is a good example of her bending every which way to get votes.

  • At 8/18/06, 7:15 PM, Anonymous rcr said…

    Some shameless self promotion: I created a campaign sign a while back. Feel free to use it.


  • At 8/18/06, 7:17 PM, Anonymous rcr said…

    Lemme try that again:


  • At 8/18/06, 10:52 PM, Blogger Lady Tiara said…

    rcr: that's awesome. i need to write more election-related posts so i can find a way to work it in.

  • At 8/21/06, 2:39 PM, Blogger bryc3 said…

    is it me, or are the people who obviously googled their way onto your blog to support their favorite candidate kinda lame?

    screw voting, let's just get drunk.

  • At 8/22/06, 2:38 PM, Blogger Lady Tiara said…

    bryc3: i particularly like the comments that sound like press releases.


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