June 3, 2006

Tick, tick, tick

Three days from now, we should know who is to replace Lane Evans on the ballot. John Beydler files an update providing the details of the process.
The committeepeople are mailing their filled-out ballots to a post office box in Rock Island. On Tuesday, at 11 a.m., a committee of five county clerks -- from Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Hancock and Macoupin counties -- will open the box and collect the ballots, along with a letter from the postmaster certifying that the box had not been previously opened.

The committee of clerks will take the ballots to the the county board room in the Rock Island County Office Building, open them and count them.

The person who gets the biggest number of the 30,000-plus votes to be cast will replace Lane Evans on the general election ballot.

Thus will end what likely has been the strangest congressional nomination in Illinois history; unless, of course, an unhappy loser seeks to appeal the process.
Hope Tuesday comes and goes without any Hare supporters running amok. God help us all if Hare isn't selected. The psych wards will be overrun.

7 Comments:

At 6/03/2006 3:26 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

As I'm sure you're aware, you and I rarely agree on anything. However, I'm 100% behind you on this statement: "God help us all if Hare isn't selected. The psych wards will be overrun."

Well said, TID, and so true.

 
At 6/03/2006 4:37 PM, Blogger Huck Finn said...

I don't know what I'll have left to comment on once this is over. Will I really have to wait until 2008?

I really hope Phil Hare loses by one vote, just for the pure entertainment value of the resulting flail.

 
At 6/04/2006 3:03 PM, Blogger CaringDem2 said...

I think I might be one of those going to a psych ward if Hare doesn't win... but I do hope that whoever does win, we all get behind that person and kick Zinga's scary republican butt!

 
At 6/04/2006 3:04 PM, Blogger CaringDem2 said...

I think I might be one of those going to a psych ward if Hare doesn't win... but I do hope that whoever does win, we all get behind that person and kick Zinga's scary republican butt!

 
At 6/04/2006 6:41 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

I think my previous comment here got lost in the maw of the internet, so here's a repeat:

Phil Hare is the weakest candidate against Zinga, who is a weak candidate herself. Here's why:

1. Phil has never run for office and has certainly never won anything either, except Lane Evans' endorsement.

2. Phil is the poster-boy for Democrat reactionaryism, corruption and cronyism. All Phil has going for him is that he is Lane Evans' crony, and Evans endorsed him. Impressive!

3. Thanks to a supine local press, Evans has never had to answer for his campaign finance violations. Hare may well have been in the thick of things of this scandal, and will certainly have to answer as to what he knew and when he knew it about Evans' violations.

My bottom line is that I will vote for anyone but Zinga, unless the Democrats nominate Hare. I'm sure there are more who think like I do.

Lane Evans may actually revitalize the Republican Party in RICO by his endorsement of Hare---wouldn't that be a hoot!

 
At 6/05/2006 3:02 PM, Blogger CaringDem2 said...

So, are you saying that you would vote for Zinga if Hare wins?

 
At 6/06/2006 5:00 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

Whoo!Hoo! Hare wins! Let's hear it for Democrat "principles" of corruption, cronyism and dirty tricks! Go team, go!

The scuttlebut now is that Evans will "resign" due to "health reasons" and his selected crony will be appointed to fill out his term. I hope it's true---these Democrat dirty tricks will finally energize the supine Republican Party so we can actually have a two party system in RICO.

GO! PHIL! GO!

 

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