If you haven't voted yet, VOTE! And if friends haven't voted, drag them to the polls.
Meanwhile, on a topic more suitable to the 2010 election a year from now:
Cap'n Al Melvin attended a town hall in Oro Valley October 30, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity and the Goldwater Institute. He praised the sponsors' efforts to rein in state budget spending, then spoke about why things are in the legislative mess they are today. It's because in the state senate, two Republicans are far left, and two others are "loser-tarians." Apparently he got a big laugh from some members of the audience for his little word play.
I'm wondering if Melvin knows G.I. tends toward the "loser-tarian" camp. Maybe he's still sore that some of the major anti-nanny state, libertarian-leaning factions blasted him for his proposed bill to ban texting while driving, one of the few areas where he and I agree.
Melvin ended his indictment of the lefties and losers by saying that most Senate Republicans are "moderates -- like me."
On a separate note, Melvin is a big fan of nuclear power plants. The more the better, as many as possible in Southern Arizona. So it's of note that he's been appointed co-chair of the Senate ad hoc Committee on Energy and Development. He wants Arizona to "become the most atomic energy friendly state in the Union." His fellow heavyweight is David Gowan of LD-30.
Not enough for you? The ad hoc committee on Mining Regulations is headed by Sylvia Allen, who thinks all that stuff buried in the earth is 6000 years old, tops.
Arizona's Republicans. Applying 19th century thinking to 21st century issues.