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Date: April 19, 2011

Prosser: Just Say No to a Recount

Here’s a newsflash:  Justice David Prosser doesn’t think that his election victory against JoAnne Kloppenburg doesn’t warrant a recount.  I’m not sure why this is news, what else is the man going to say.  If Kloppenburg had won, especially under the same circumstances, I bet she’d be saying the samething.  I really can’t blame the winner for not wanting a recount.  That’s is to be expected.  I can’t blame Prosser for his attnorney, Jim Troupis, stating, “We will take every and any step to prevent this frivolous matter going forward.”

You really can’t blame them.

That said, I want a recount.  I want an investigation in the reason that 10,000 votes suddenly made an appearance.  I want someone to tell me if the rumor that I heard – these 10,000 votes were just for the Supreme Court Justice spot and not for the mayor race – is true.

Our elections are really getting out of control, from the debacle in 2000 that left thousands of Gore votes uncounted to the sudden appearance of 10,000 votes in Waukesha county, something smells fishy.

Maybe, it is our fast news society, paraphrased from a comment on this blog that is the cause for errors.  It could be.

Maybe, it is just good old fashioned Murphy’s Law – the one that states anything that can go wrong, will.

Maybe, the rest of the country is just becoming like Chicago, where the dead get to vote.

Whatever it is, it bugs the heck out of me.  Perhaps, we should not make announcements on election night.  No conceding, no victory speeches until all the votes are in, checked and rechecked and we’re sure just who the victor is.

AZ Governor Shows Guts, Common Sense

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer showed some much needed common sense and vetoed the so-called birther bill that would require Presidential Candidates to prove their U.S. Citizenship and their residences for the last fourteen years.  According to Huffington Post, Brewer said, “I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates’.  This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.”

According to a story on WTVR.com, Governor Brewer went two for two on common sense vetoes.  She vetoed the bill that “would have made Arizona the second state in the nation to allow an individual to carry a firearm — either concealed or not — in the public rights of way on higher education campuses.”

Good for her.  Finally, a politician that didn’t sign a law because it would help them politically.  She showed intelligence by vetoing two bills that do not do anything good for Arizona.  It’s too bad that she probably will lose her party’s nomination when she runs for re-election.  Arizona has demonstrated that common sense doesn’t run deep.

Wish we had a governor that used his head and wasn’t politically motivated to sign bills.

 

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