Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tired of business as usual?

There was just a commercial on television for Dino Rossi, the Republican running for governor in the fine state of Washington. And in it, he says that he'll bring "change" to the government.

Does anyone really believe this? I can't count the number of times I've heard politicians promise to bring change, and it's probably the lamest empty promise a candidate can say. First, they don't say what kind of changes they're promising. Secondly, they aren't dictators so the changes they can implement are limited.

And while I'm at it, I hate those commercials when politicians say they're for education, for health care, for small business, for [fill in the blank]. Really? Is that the best they can do to distinguish themselves from their opponents? And does anyone really believe that such opponents would actually be against such things?

It would be so wonderful if politicians actually explained what they would try to change, and perhaps why they feel such changes are important. I just want to vote against them whenever I see their commercials that are full of empty promises.

But the part that annoys me the most--I have to assume that there actually are a large number of people who DO believe all these empty promises. After all, why would they spend millions of dollars on them if they didn't work?

In this case, I'm complaining about Rossi's ads, but Christine Gregiore, the incumbent governor hasn't done any better.

Her ads tend to focus on how well Washington state is doing, despite all the troubles in the rest of the country, seeming to imply that she's single-handedly for everything that has gone right in the last four years. Yeah, sure. And there's a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell....

I'd rather know what sorts of changes she'd like to focus her efforts on if she were to be reelected. Now that's the type of information one can make a quality decision with.

4 comments:

Outdoor Girls said...

Anyone else tired of "And I approve this message"?

Becky & Ellie said...
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Becky and Ellie said...

Me! *raises hand*

I am tired of that more that you'll ever know... :)

Drama Mama

PS... sorry for the messed up post above... I was trying to fixed my name because it was all messed up looking. I thought that deleting the comment would delete it all, but I don't think it did. Oh well.....

Kristin aka kjnohr aka Trekkie Gal said...

Ugh, can the election just be over with already?? I want to become a politician just to pass a law that campaigning is only allowed for 1 month before the election! ;D