Last night, over at IMAO, I asked about the conflict I had regarding one particular local race. The Republican is a jackass, and the Democrat is a Democrat. Neither option was a good one. And, I didn't want to leave it off my ballot.
A lot of people offered some really good suggestions. Most indicated that a vote for the Republican would be the best route, although a few offered the perspective of getting rid of a lame Republican, then kicking out the Democrat next election.
Both sides had good points.
So, what did I do?
Well, before I tell you, I need to make a confession. There were actually two races like that. Both at the county level, and both featuring jackass Republicans running against Democrats. I only mentioned one race, because the same rules applied. How I handled one would be the way I'd handle both. So, I only mentioned one race.
Now, having said that, here's what I did.
I voted for a friend's goat. Really.
You can write in candidates, so I did. For one of the races, I wrote in the name of my friends' goat. Yes, their goat has a name. And a Facebook page. Really. And, now, one vote for a county government spot.
Oh, for the other county-wide race featuring a jackass Republican and a Democrat, I wrote in my cat.
I don't expect the cat to win. I don't expect the goat to win. But, if they did, they'd be a damn site better than the candidates on the ballot.