Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Help Wanted - Mayor of San Diego...

Smash over at The Indepundit has responded to the news of the San Diego City Council unanimously approving a measure to hold a special mayoral election by noting that San Diego is still a democracy.

I agree with my fellow San Diegan that unlike the California legislature and Congressional delegation, the voters still have a significant voice in San Diego politics. Honestly, with an approval rating of 33 percent, the City Council's only choice was to call for a special election unless they wanted to face a mob of drunken happy-hour revelers and disgruntled Padres fans.

However, the Council's decision for a July 26 election presents a small problem mentioned by former mayor Roger Hedgecock on his radio show. Unless you have a significant political campaign apparatus already in place and ready to go, your chances are slim to none of gaining any kind of recognition in such a short time. So, the short list of candidates so far is the same short list of candidates we have every election; generally a collection of insiders and has-beens that have been repeatedly rejected by San Diego voters time and again. Councilmember Donna Frye is on the short list, and though I supported her and voted for her in the last election; I think it's time for some new blood and won't be voting for her again. A sentiment shared by the other two voters in the Indigent Household who also supported Frye in 2004.

To that end, I present to you the San Diego Reader classified ads! Help Wanted - Mayor of San Diego, California

As you can see from the ad, the qualifications are quite low. I believe the outgoing mayor had a Masters of Business Administration and a law degree, but those are qualifications any moron could achieve. True, I don't have anything near those qualifications, but I'm not just ANY moron. So, if you've been a San Diego resident for at least 30 days and are at least 21 years old; you are eminently qualified to be the next Mayor of the City of San Diego, California.

UPDATE: Patrick Finucane is reporting that Red Cross Chairman Sanders is in the race with Donna Frye while Councilmember Brian Maienschein and former California Senator Dede Alpert are out! I don't know that much about Sanders, but I should have some time to do some research on him before I have to decide on a candidate.


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