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Thursday, October 23, 2008 |
( 10/23/2008 07:06:00 AM ) Bill S.
LARRY AND ME: Reading Larry David's Huffington Post piece on the maddening course of the national election, I can't help identifying. Recently we've taken to DVR-ing everything just so we can skip through the teevee campaign ads. To my weary-ass self, the more emotionally draining ads are the state-level ones devoted to Arizona politicians and issues.
Even when I think I'd probably agree with a specific state candidate, the ongoing negativity and repetitiveness of their campaign ads proves debilitating. The statewide propositions can be even more maddening: one of 'em, which claims to be about "reforming" payday loans, is an industry boondoggle designed to allow companies to charge a zillion per cent on loans in perpetuity; the other, a so-called "defense of the family "prop," is another one of those let's-validate-our-homophobia-by-slipping-it-into-the-state-constitution deals. Every time the latter airs, I wanna shout the phrase "Separation of Church and State!" at the screen and throw a plate of hors-d'oeuvres to the floor - or, more accurately, a half-eaten bag of Frito's Scoops . . .