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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Those damned Judges

What's Mallard raving about today?

Elections.

This is what Mallard chooses to run on Election day? A panel basically saying: "Hey, everyone, you're stupid."

Now, excuse me while I try to figure out where Judge Roddy McGillvrey's beanie went.

14 comments:

GeoX said...

Yup. On the day of the biggest election in ever, all Tinsley can muster is a bitchy complaint about people voting for the wrong school board members. Whattaguy. At least he's not actively urging people not to vote.

NLC said...

Hmmmm....

So we shouldn't vote for "completely unqualified candidates" and we shouldn't "vote a straight party ticket"...

So, Tinsley is really advocating folks vote a McCain/Biden ticket?

12xuser said...

In Minnesota, we don't have a straight party ticket option on the ballot, and the judges are not identified by party anyway. It can be really hard to figure out who is a serious candidate and who is a fundamentalist God-botherer with an axe to grind.

Of course, this is all about the possibility of a big Obama wave that sweeps out a lot of the old Republican officeholders. Funny how the cries for ticket-splitting and bipartisanship have increased with the prospects for Democratic victory.

Anthony said...

Actually as pathetically anti-climatic as the is on election day, it's one of the few (only?) things I agree with Mallard on. I think it's fairly important when choosing something like a county assessor or a family court judge to look at someone's record... these elections don't shift the balance of power in the federal or state legislature, and blindly voting the party line can lead to voting a qualified person out of office. I wish these races would be covered by the local press as closely as the national elections. And I don't see it as the fault of a stupid electorate, just a sadly under-informed one.

That said:

Really?! Today? This couldn't have been said two weeks ago?

exanonymous said...

It would probably be easier to be informed at choices if candidates weren't more concerned with 30 second ads bashing their opponents and seeing how many signs they can put up along one stretch of road.

http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/index.php?comicID=191

Raynfala said...

Yeah, I live in Minnesota, too. With the exception of voting against one or two "God-botherer" judges, I didn't bother with ANY of the judges or commissioners on the ballot. But better to abstain than to vote uninformed.

factinista said...

I'm assuming that this guy is running in Tinsley's hometown. Which begs the question: Why should the 99.9% of people who don't live in that random Indiana suburb care?

Michael said...

Tinsley is already celebrating an Obama presidency that will unite the country, by running a cartoon almost no American would disagree with.

K.T. said...

Hmm, I'm a Minnesotan, too. Coincidence? Yes!

That said, most of the twenty-or so judges on my ballot were incumbents with no competition. So that was the easiest part. Well, aside from voting for The Prez, obviously. Bob Barr!

andy? said...

I'm also a Minnesotan
dun dun duuun
i was just talking to my roommate about this
he told me that he voted for half the judges, uninformed and then just gave up

Robert said...

Tinsley doesn't want Roddy McGillvrey to win because Ol' Roddy's notoriously tough on drunk driving offenders.

Michael said...

Robert lays the smack down, 2 days in a row. Someone give him the championship belt already.

GeoX said...

They come with vengeance in their eyes,
Too late, too late are they;
For young Roddy McGillvrey goes to die
On the bridge of Toome today.

NotannonNotcow said...

I was shocked, shocked, that Tinsley drew more than one panel!!!