Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Early Impressions From Yesterday's Results

Williamson County voters rejected twice as many propositions as were rejected statewide. They rejected all of those that were sponsored by Rep. Mike Krusee - Props 1, 3, and 9. This blog would like to think we had something to do with that since this post was hit many, many times. Sal Costello has a post on yesterday's results and believes the Williamson County results show that Mike Krusee is vulnerable:
Sal Costello, founder of said, "We fought Goliath with sticks and stones -- emails, word of mouth, 100,000 leaflets and the people came through for the sake of accountability. That means the Governor and his minions, who pushed 1 & 9, like State Rep. Mike Krusee -- who sent out an expensive direct mail (at the taxpayers expense) to his constituents -- are vulnerable. As a matter of fact, the majority of Krusse's district said no to 1, 3 & 9, two of which are authored by Krusee!"
Here's my two-cents on Proposition 2 for what it's worth, probably not much. There were, obviously, more people that felt threatened by Proposition 2 passing - and I am in no way justifying that feeling - than felt threatened if it didn't. Maybe that's putting it too simply but in a low turnout election whichever side's base feels more threatened by the measure will turnout in greater numbers. I believe there were many passionate people against Prop 2 but not near as many that vote regularly that felt passionate against Prop 2. (Williamson County's had a greater percentage vote against Prop 2 than voted against it statewide). There still needs to be legislation to provide a legal way for same-sex couples legal rights as far as wills, hospital visitation, child custody, etc. Issues of dignity and fairness, not issues of sexual preference. I personally believe that heterosexuals have done plenty to harm the sanctity of marriage not to mention that our society and government do very little, or nothing at all to assist families in making time for one another, with both parents working in many households. Not to meniton the economic problems of falling wages, healthcare costs, and the rising cost of gas. But that's a whole different post for a different day.

So what I take away from yesterday is that Williamson County is showing signs that it may be changing from the "lock-step" Republican county that it has been these last 15 - 20 years. We need help so join us tomorrow night and Come see Mary Beth Harrell as well.


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