And it looks like I am not alone. A recent poll is now showing that former two-term New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian Party candidate for president this year, is now receiving double-digit support from registered voters (link).
Johnson, locally known as "Governor No" for his many vetoes of legislative spending increases while governor of the "Land of Enchantment," which resulted with him leaving that state with a balanced budget for the first time in decades, is now getting some of the highest polling numbers of any third party candidate since H. Ross Perot.
Here is a brief interview with Gary Johnson that ran in a newspaper called The Daily Record. You can link to the entire article by clicking here.
I realize that for the longest time we have avoided discussing national politics on this site. But maybe the time has come to open that door a little bit. Obviously it is a topic a lot of people are interested in.
However, if you expect me to allow The Tattler to get bogged down in the usual cable news "us versus them" braying inanity that passes for presidential election coverage in some peoples' minds, then I'm afraid you will be disappointed.
Some folks will tell you that voting for a third party candidate is just throwing your vote away. And it is important to cast your ballot for someone conventional wisdom tells you can actually win. But what possible good is there in voting for the conventional when what you truly believe in always loses?
PUSD Board of Education Capitulates
An article published in today's Pasadena Star News confirms what I predicted would be the inevitable result. The PUSD Board of Ed, many of whose members receive substantial monetary contributions from the teachers union at election time, caved in.
Was there ever any doubt?
You can read the rest of the bad news here.