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Thursday, March 30, 2006

YDG election hullabaloo
Today's bloggerI'm feeling feisty, so I think I will broach the very hush-hush and completely taboo topic.

What's with all this madness surrounding the Young Dems of Georgia (YDG) elections?

First there was the whole brouhaha over the VP of Programs position. Drama galore, followed by a blog and many incendiary comments, and then one less candidate.

Now the YDG President post has become the topic du jour, and everyone is buzzing about it. I can't keep up with who's running, who's not, who has dropped out, who has joined the race again, who's pissed at whom, who tattled on whom, who is siding with whom. I have to admit, it actually adds some excitement and intrigue, but I don't exactly understand it.

Now, I don't have a dog in this hunt. I don't know the candidates well, I don't know which one is more qualified, I don't have any personal allegiance to anyone, and I'm not going to convention, so I won't even be casting a vote.

But I have to wonder: why doesn't everyone just stay in the darn race, and it'll all get figured out the old-fashioned way? Actually, I guess the old-fashioned way would be a duel, you know, a la Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Now that would really be exciting. We could clear out the North Room at Manuel's Tavern and have it there!

But short of that, methinks the candidates should stay in the election, then everyone will vote, someone will win, and peace and tranquility will be restored to the YDG kingdom. Is that crazy?
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posted by Kate at 3/30/2006 03:15:00 PM

2 Comments:

Blogger Shelby said...

Yeah, we've got a bad case of electile dysfunction in this outfit. I don't know how long we can keep it up. I wish there was just a pill we could take to make it all better! Oh well. Hopefully the candidates will stand tall and proud Saturday and let things take their natural course. Is it really so hard?

3/30/2006 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Erin, a lowly member. said...

Well, because it's like this. We like to think we're more moral, more ethical than Republicans. That we stand up and do the right thing, fight the good fight. But that's not really the case, is it? Infighting, lack of integrity, personal vendettas, and irrational bias all have a place in the Democratic Party. It's why we lose elections, it's why people view us as weak, and it's why, if the negative, dirty politics continue, that we will continue to fail. Democrats lead when they inspire, when they judge on action and not cheap words, when they live according to the high ethical standards they trumpet for everyone else. So I have to wonder, if you're not living your life by an ethical standard, if you believe the end justifies the means, that honor or fair play don't matter, what makes you any different from a glad-handing, back-handed, self serving Republican? Have the interests of the party in mind, of your friends, of the issues, of the people whom these issues impact. You might find it's a lot easier to look at yourself in the mirror in the morning.

3/31/2006 06:16:00 PM  

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