...But they did anyhow. We've got a Democrat Mayor in Indy and my district has a Democrat councilman, too. The party has a one-seat majority on the City-County Council.
I would have greatly preferred a divided government. It keeps 'em busy in less-harmful ways. On the other hand, my disappointment is probably minor compared to that of Ohio's would-be pot-growing barons, who found their marijuana-legalization/constitutional monopoly scheme received a resounding No from voters, while the measure barring that state from ever granting any kind of monopoly via the state constitution squeaked to a narrow win -- and yes, it was inspired by the attempt to get a chokehold on commercial production of legal pot. (I figure legal herb is an inevitability -- but maybe not real soon, at least in the Midwest. I could be wrong, one way or the other.) I'm not a fan of the stuff -- but remind me, was there more (and less-moderate) drinking during Prohibition, or after Repeal?
Still, for now Ohio's still saying, "Lips that touch ganja shall never touch mine," and there it stands until next time -- and Indy's given a big ol' open-mouthed kiss to the Democrats. We'll see how King Stork works out. Just keep the streets plowed, Joe Hogsett, and don't let 'em jack up my property tax any higher.
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