October 6, 2011 I voted in the Memphis Municipal Election.
I went into the almost vacant polling station, I walked up to imaginary voting line but was immediately ushered over to the table (since there was no line), I got my card, I cast my votes and five minutes later I was walking back to my car.
As I was voting, I scanned over the candidates names and some of them I was very familiar with and some I had never heard of before. Being that I already knew who I was voting for before I arrived, I quickly made my selections and took note that many of the candidates names were the same scoundrels who stayed hogging the airwaves all year long due to their scandalous behavior or their messy meeting manners.
Then election time comes and they put on their spiffy clothes and begin campaigning. They go into the neighborhoods they wish to represent sticking campaign signs in people’s yards (These are the same neighborhoods they won’t even get a pothole fixed in or make sure the parks are clean and the grass is cut). They smile really bright and recite their rehearsed bullshit.
However, I have lived in Memphis 30 years and I don’t see much of shit that they are doing. Excuse my language but what exactly are they doing besides holding meetings just to criticize each other and act like low-class clowns?
All year-long we see politicians making the news for acting like douchebags, yet when election time comes they start their campaigning and lying. I think they keep index cards in their purses and pockets just to remember the crap they have rehearsed.