The Libertarian Party missed a chance in not drumming up a candidate for Marion County Prosecutor.
Carl "Wrong Circle Of Friends" Brizzi isn't running, and good riddance to bad rubbish,* says I. The GOP found Mark Massa to run and he looked like a pretty good choice -- until I saw his sleazy attack ad on the TV this morning. (Quick read: the Dem running against him once defended a guy charged with icky sex crimes, which Mark's ad says is evidence he shouldn't be Prosecutor; it seems Mark doesn't understand that once you've arrested them, even sickos are entitled to a fair trial. IMO, a public hanging should follow, just as soon as they're found guilty; but everyone gets his day in court. 'Cos it could be your turn next and the police try to get this sort of thing right but they're only human).
Well, okay, there's always the Dem, right? And even when I loathe their principles, they're usually earnest and hardworking little nitwits, especially newbies like Terry Curry... Yeah. Except he's a gun-grabber. Thinks We The People have too many firearms ("even semiautomatics," quoth he, Oh. The. Horror.) and he says it's wayyy too easy for us to get more.
Y'know, it's a pity the recently-resigned BMV director didn't get nicked working a public loo in time to get his name on the ballot, 'cos right now I'd vote for a man who hangs out at the bus station before I'd vote for Terry or Mike. At least his creepiness was only small-scale.
We could pick a better Prosecutor by opening the phonebook at random and leafing forward from that point 'til an attorney's listing showed up.
Mike, repudiate that ad, fast and in public! Terry, learn the truth and say it loud: a firearm in the hands of any law-abiding citizen isn't a crime.
Or forget my vote. I'll sit that race out. And press for removal of whichever of you wins, on grounds of ignorance: clearly, neither one of you understands the State or Federal Constitution and you're therefore unqualified for the office of Prosecutor. Maybe you two should shine shoes in the City-County Building and see if maybe you could pick up a little lawyer-talk that way!
* Mind you, I suspect him of being kind to children and animals and I should not be in the least surprised to learn he loves his spouse, supposing he's got one. But his taste in friends was lousy.
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