Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Who Do You Trust?

I attended the Luzerne County Judicial debate tonight.

I didn't care too much for Tina Polachek Gartley. She said one of the reasons she got into the race was for "diversity". Which pretty much translates to "I'm a woman, so vote for me."

Richard Hughes was stiff and unapproachable. After seeing his smiling face all over billboards in the county, I was surprised he was so frowny.

Bill Amesbury, who reminded us about 17 times that he was a district magisterial judge was personable, smiley, and was the only candidate who went out of his way to 'press the flesh' and speak to me. He may have put himself at a disadvantage when he said he would only serve 8 1/2 years of his 10 year term if elected. We'll see on tuesday.

Did you watch the debate? What did you think?


Anonymous said...

Look at you being all politimical and involved in your community *pats head* No but really, it's cool you got invited. I am lame and never pay attention to what's going on around me, sh.

- L

Anonymous said...

Traddy, Although you may not agree, I stay away from politics since I trust not one of them. Just who do you like, and why?

Anonymous said...

I liked Garltey's message before the debate, and now I'm underwhelmed. Hughes -- eh. I also liked Amesbury initially, but the whole thing about keeping the Mericle donation bugs me, and I'm tired of his commercials announcing that he has put the murderers, rapists, and drug dealers in jail. For cryin' out loud, he's a Magistrate -- passing through his office is just a way station on the way to real court. Anyone can appeal any decision by a magistrate for any reason or no reason.

With so many poor poor candidates for all offices, I got to thingking yesterday that the best strategy is to vote for the names you never heard of or least recognize. Becasue these are the people with little money to push their message -- and if they have little money, it means they are not connected to the rest of the 'system.'