Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Antidote for too much politics.
Yesterday was the Rhode Island primary. I lost a few and won a few. Biggest win was the defeat of a local incumbent Democrat who charged his primary opponent of being the tool of "special interests" because that opponent was endorsed by organized labor. Hey... that's US, Rep. Gablinske. Low turnout, of course, about 100 votes decided the race.
David Segal, who had the endorsement of most progressive organizations (and my vote) lost to David Cicillini, Mayor of Providence. David II is now likely to become the fourth openly gay Member of Congress. It's hard to run against the incumbent Mayor of the most populous city in the state--doubly hard if one that mayor is Italian. Hey, David I--that leaves the Mayor's seat open.
None of this has anything to do with the vid at the top. Except this...when I see a large group of people acting silly and having a wonderful time doing it, that's the kind of populism that really makes me smile. I'm smiling. Have a good day.