Carol Platt Liebau

Saturday, October 16, 2004

I absolutely cannot stand Barbara Boxer. (If you don't believe it, go here and hear me discuss why Boxer is "the most embarassing thing to come out of California since the Chia pet.") I'm pretty sure that I would vote for almost anything with two legs and a heartbeart (maybe even a couple things with four legs and a heartbeat!) over Boxer.

And so it would take something as regrettable as this to make me express my disappointment with her opponent, whom I supported in the primary and forward. A lot of people -- who have significantly less than the candidate -- were asked to give money and to help the campaign, with the request predicated on the understanding that a "late ad blitz" would be coming. Will they be getting their money back from the Jones campaign, too? For shame. Even if the campaign were doomed to failure (and that was hardly a foreordained conclusion, given Boxer's low ratings), California Republicans deserve better.


Blogger Shinypony said...

Hey, now, Chia pets are rather interesting. And the man who produced them put a lot of people to work...unlike Ms. Boxer.

I have a Tweety Bird Chia pet, complete with holographic "collectible trading card" which has a certain...well...endearing cuteness. Unlike Ms. Boxer.

And by simply scraping some seeded matrix over the Tweety, and sprinkling with water, eventually it will sprout some short-lived, unviable green matter that takes a great deal of attention and thought, out of all proportion to its actual usefulness.

Rather like Ms. Boxer.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Delaware Observer said...

As an ex-resident of California, I've detested Boxer's politics and personality since she came on the scene. Shinypony does capture a neat correlation between Chia Pets and Boxer. I do have one complaint, however: you have to register with the LA Times to see your link, and that I refuse to do; I detest the LA Times.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Grumpy Old Man said...

I voted for Jim Gray, the Libertarian.

Jim's an intelligent and courageous guy, and a good judge, who took a leave of absence to run for the Senate. Unlike some of his party-mates, he's not a kook, but a thoughtful guy.

Boxer's such an idiot and an ideologue, it's a shame we don't have a good candidate like Bruce Herschenson was, only to be beaten by a Bob Mulholland hit.

6:54 PM  

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