Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vote Carroon

Yesterday Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Carroon chose his running mate. She is Republican state representative Sheryl Allen. Nice move Mr. Mayor.

I am a fan of Peter Corroon's work as Mayor of Salt Lake County. He has been active in the green movement and has set fiscal restraints on the County that were needed. I have a friend who works for him and has only good things to say about him. He is for small, transparent, effective government. The City Weekly likes him.

I am not a fan of the present Govenor, Gary Herbert. He is a clone of the Utah legislature and was not voted in (he was Lt. Gov when John Huntsman Jr. resigned to be emperor of China) Herbert has been absent on critical issues and seems wishy-washy. His greatest public appeal has been to be a flu fighter. He could have been a stand up gov this past legislative session but chose to just let bills slide through, he signed 400 bills and vetoed only 3.

Other reasons that Ms. Allen is a good choice as a running mate for Peter Carroon; she is from Davis County, one of the more moderate counties in Utah (unlike the one behind the Zion Curtain), she is an educator and will most likely keep education in the forefront of her political asperations and most of all she has made a career of opposing the dominant thought pattern in the Utah Legislature. That makes her OK in my book.

Another reason to vote for Carroon/Allen is that they are 20 points behind the present Govenor. I am always a fan of the underdog, particularly if they are better than the favorite.

Anyway, here is to a fun political season and if nothing else hopefully I have sparked some interest.

1 comment:

Max said...

Amen to that! Get rid of "Rubber Stamp Herbert"