Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Politics on Parade

The hot summer weather brings out the mosquitoes, ticks, and politicians. The latter were biting fiercely at the Takoma Park Independence Day Parade, and the Old Town Farmers' Market two days prior (and since). Swarms of color-coded campaign volunteers buzzed around the voters, handing out literature, fans, and balloons.

Such a large crowd of voters this close to the September primary would normally attract campaigners, but since the parade includes incumbent politicians in the line of march, yet bans challengers from taking part, the sidewalk action along the parade route is particularly frantic.

It was good too see our local pols and those who aspire to be pols in the parade or along the route, but it was a bit galling to . . .continued at granolapark

- Gilbert


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