Thursday, September 30, 2010

Whitman's Out, O'Donnell's In

Politicians are either blessed or cursed by their own actions. The problem is during election season, shaky truths are often foisted upon opponents. Then it's up to the voter to figure out what is true and what isn't. Take Meg Whitman running in a dead heat for California governor against the man once known as Governor Moonbeam. The dirty tricks charge is being lead by attorney Gloria Allred. If it means notoriety for her, she's in, even if the truth of her allegations are questionable.

All that aside, however, I figure Ms. Whitman is doomed to defeat. Why? Her problem is allegedly having hired, knowingly, an illegal. Most politicians caught in that web are rarely successful in their pursuits.

On the other hand there is Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell. She is an amalgamation of blessings and curses. Her views are a bit far reaching for me, but then I don't know everything there is to know about her. That's probably a blessing for me!

By today's criteria of forgivable sins by politicians, even with her eerie views on just about everything, she should be a shoo in for office. You see, she has tax problems. That's okay. Just ask Tim Geithner, among others.

It seems a non-profit of which she is president is three years behind in filing it's tax forms. She isn't just affiliated with it, she started it back in 1996. It's a pie-in-the-sky organization called Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth". What the heck does that mean? Apparently it' a pro-abstinence group aiming it's message at young Christians. Pie-in-the-sky is my term. Such approaches don't tend to work this day and age. Ask Bristol Palin. Unrealistic, I believe she said.

I'll give the group credit for it's message but they would have a lot more credibility if the officers, including the president, would mind the business end of it. Like filing their tax forms.

One of her campaign spokesman says it's being looked into. Why are such things always being looked into? You know the answer will be it was just a simple oversight. No harm, no foul.

Funny. Meg Whitman should win. O'Donnell shouldn't. Who knows what will happen.

One thing though, I'd keep a pretty close eye on her campaign books. If I were the citizens of Delaware I'd not want her living high on my dime. Never mind that she already has!

2 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

I am so disillusioned with almost all politicians. Why can't we find an honest person to run for office and why can't they stay that way after they gain office?

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