I can’t add anything of substance to Dan’s roundup of resources, so I’ll just offer my opinion on a few issues.
First, because I’m in Alabama my vote is irrelevant to the issue, but I’m really hoping the Democrats take congress. It isn’t that I think they will do a good job. It’s more like choosing Raymond “Rain Man” Babbit over Hannibal Lecter to babysit your kids. Forced to choose between incompetence and evil, I’ll pick incompetence.
Second, because I am sick and tired of being forced to make that choice, I’m endorsing Loretta Nall in our Governor’s race.
Third, the only other state-wide endorsement I’ll make is (surprise, surprise) John Tyson over Troy King for AG. Want to know why? Type Troy King in my search box. Or else go read the opinions of the ten (10) newspapers who endorsed Tyson and the one (1) newspaper that endorsed King. Included in the ten that chose Tyson is The Crimson White, the University of Alabama’s paper. King went to law school at Alabama. His own school has rejected him.
Fourth, I’ve gotten a few e-mails asking about local judicial races. I have not covered them because, for the most part, there isn’t much information available for use on a blog. Thanks to Danny, though, there is one big exception. Anyone voting in JeffCo needs to vote AGAINST Sunny D. Smallwood for probate judge place 2. So far, she has 1) claimed to have twenty five years of experience as a judge when she actually has never been a judge; 2) claimed to be voted “most qualified” when the local bar actually gave her one of its worst ratings for this year’s elections; 3) claimed to have written the Alabama Adoption Code, which, Danny reports, was actually written by Drew Whitmire; and 4) generally conducted a campaign of half truths and misleading statements. For this conduct, she not only deserves to lose, and lose badly, she ought to be disciplined by the state bar.
And that’s all I have to say about that.