Itâ€™s pretty exciting this time of year. Donâ€™t you just love coming home to a full answering machine with voice mail messages from your representatives in government? I donâ€™t know about you, but I feel pretty darn important when Bill Clinton calls and asks me to vote for his wife; or itâ€™s Arnold Schwarzenegger himself calling to see if Iâ€™ll vote to be taxed a little more so he can balance the budget.
This year itâ€™s the year of the postcard. Funny too, since all of the candidates are claiming to be going â€œgreenâ€ this year.
Richard Holoberâ€™s postcard is not really a postcard at all. Itâ€™s an 8.5â€ x 11â€ glossy full page ad where he claims to be supported by the Sierra Club. I wonder how many trees the Sierra Club donated to his cause? At least one of his flyers appears to be printed on recycled paper. But the one with a picture of him standing next to a tree he is claiming to protect is absolutely ironic.
Gina Papan must own interest in a paper company for all the mail Iâ€™ve received from her lately.
Jerry Hill is another â€œSierra Club" sponsored candidate according to a printed flyer I received from him. In fact, several other candidates who arenâ€™t even running appear to have helped Jerry by sending out print flyers for him. Good for him. I like more mail too.
Perhaps they could all take a page from the Internet playbook and start blogging. Barack Obama has been sending me emails almost daily and Iâ€™ve yet to get one single piece of paper mail from him.
Itâ€™s going to be lonely around here after the election is overâ€”I know Iâ€™ll never hear from any of them again.