People of Onondaga County! Today is the day when you get to choose between
(a) A man sent by a party that has no new ideas
(b) A woman sent by a party that has lots of ideas about how to keep new ideas from making a difference.
The decision is yours! Get out and vote! (And try not to be as cynical as I am…)
Perhaps a more palatable choice: People in Onondaga County (and all New York voters everywhere) also get to decide whether or not it will be constitutional for people living in Raquette Lake to drink uncontaminated water. It’s a no-brainer, my fellow New Yorkers — vote YES on Proposition 1. (If you don’t think it’s important to pull the lever on this proposition, please read this post from Gotham Gazette, which notes a scenario where the proposition might face knee-jerk opposition.)
Updated, the morning after: Mahoney wins, affirming that people in CNY really still can’t stand Albany. Democrats lose in nasty-GOP-flyered campaigns in Stephentown, but win in nasty-GOP-flyered campaigns in Dryden. Alan Bedenko of BuffaloPundit loses his bid for Erie County legislator. A faint mooing is heard from the direction of Devoe Road as incumbents in Camillus win across the board and a Republican fills an empty Democratic seat on the town board. (Meanwhile, a voice from Fairmount Hills sounding very much like Jim Salanger’s is heard to shout “They’ll never take me alive!”)
Proposition 1 overwhelmingly passes. New York says to Raquette Lake: “Message: We care.”