Friday, November 10, 2006

Poetic. Justice.

Wow. Congressman Ted Strickland took at full 60% of the vote in the 2006 Gubenatorial race, winning 72 of Ohio's 88 counties against Secretary of State "Ayahtollah" J. Kenneth Blackwell. This spanking was the most lopsided Governor's race in Ohio since 1994, when incumbent Gov. George Voinovich took 72% against the Democratic nominee, State Sen. Rob Burch. While this was quite a showing by Strickland about just what a Democrat is capable of doing in Ohio, I can't help but compare it to another candidate who got spanked Tuesday night.

That candidate being the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Florida, Katherine Harris. The Democratic incumbent, Sen. Bill Nelson, also took 60% of the vote against Harris at the same time that the state was electing Republican Charlie Crist to serve as governor.

What do Harris and Blackwell have in common? As Secretaries of their respective states, Blackwell and Harris both made questionable judgement calls that basically threw their state's elections in 2000 and 2004 to our current President, George W. Bush.

For both of these candidates' opponents to receive 60% of the vote is the sweetest kind of poetic justice, as if the electorate was saying: We know what you did. We don't trust you to serve. And we won't see you profit from your wrongdoing.

So, Ken Blackwell and Katherine Harris, you sacrificed your political careers to see George W. Bush installed in the White House. After tuesday night's election resutls, do you think it was worth it?

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