Thursday, September 14, 2006

A day after the primary it's time for reflecting on what happened in the competition for the Republican Senate seat. Laffey put up a spirited challenge to the status quo, but lost to the inexorable inertia of the RI electorate. We just want our clueless Brahmins to represent us inadequately as the world goes rushing by. Cha-house, White-fee -- they're really the same cardboard cutouts with different affiliation stickers pasted on. So regardless of who eventually collapses over the finish line ahead of the other guy in November, we get empty platitudes, dead-end policies, stagnation. Who could want more? Laffey pledges to vote for Chafee. Whether that show of loyalty to a Party that declared it would abandon him if he has won is classy, self-righteous, or looking to the future, I don't know. I don't really care. I'm not voting for Chafee and certainly not for Whitehouse. Maybe I should consider a write-in...and so should you if you were a Laffey supporter. Keeping the Senate under RINO control is hardly a victory.

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