....that the two women who made it to the runoff for Chicago mayor, an unprecedented first, two black women in the runoff for mayor of Chicago!, would rise above the political fray and run campaigns worthy of them. Alas, that is not happening. And what a shame. Both Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot are running smear campaigns against each other and the ads are making both of them look childish and snarky and petty and mean. And the first round table discussion that I saw with them was incredibly disappointing. When asked pointed questions about the issues -- and Chicago has BIG issues -- they both took off the gloves, hit each other below the belt, and didn't really answer anything. The "discussion" devolved into name-calling and whining and finger pointing. I wish they'd realize they're on a national stage, even though it's a local race, and step back and say, "Wow, I can really set an example here of how to run a campaign that's about the issues and about what I can bring to the city and be positive and a problem solver. I'll leave the dirt on the ground and be above the nasty business of politics, focus on the city and its people and the future, and bring bright ideas and optimism to my campaign. And I can bring hope to millions of women and girls of all ages and races and show them that you don't have to mud-sling and behave like the orange f*ckwad to get ahead." Nope, not happening. I don't want to vote for either of them. And quite frankly, are they really the best candidates? The turnout for this race was dismal, an embarrassing 35%. That's criminal, I think. Shame on all you eligible voters who didn't vote and shame on you, Toni and Lori, for not setting a shining example and rising above nasty politics. I think my write-in vote will be for Rusty.
But, of course, I can't end on that. On a completely different and better note, the weather is taking a turn for the spring! Yay! I'm seeing signs of spring everywhere and it's so uplifting :-) Little shoots are bursting through grass, trees are starting to feel the change, and the air just feels....like spring is on the way. After the harsh February that we had, spring can't come too soon!
Apropos of nothing, here's a picture that one of my brothers drew somewhere back in the '60s of the Fab Four. Thought maybe you could use a :-). I hope your day is full of fab!