Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Voting for Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor

An Escape Pod Would be Nice Right About Now

I'm trying not to spend my entire day quietly wishing that Lex Luthor had been able to sink most of California in Superman I, an act which probably would have prevented shithead Californians from voting for Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor. But I will spend some of it that way.

It's not that I'm surprised that a totally unqualified person, floating on a huge media budget, massive Republican backing, toothy "okey doke" charisma, and the public's hatred of the other guy (no matter how manufactured) could be elected to a powerful government position -- i think we've all seen that happen before. I'm not surprised, I'm pissed at the hypocrisy. Sure, other people and other blogs have stretched this point till it screams for mercy; but I can't help but be pissed off at the fact that a couple of blowjobs (consensual, even if very very wrong) brings the presidency to a screeching halt, but a serial groper -- who seems to delight in the horrified reaction from the offended women -- with absolutely no policy apparatus whatsoever, ties to Enron etc, gets women to line up with "Feminists for Arnold" signs in support and it doesn't seem to have any effect on anyone.

People are just fucking stupid. Never let it be said that Californians are living in some kind of enlightened place, or that they are able to see further than two feet in front of their goddamned faces. They deserve whatever they get from Arnold -- there's only so much you can blame on Gray Davis from now on. That tears it -- I'm selling my "Kindergarten Cop" Criterion Edition.