Oregon local politics, summed up


The front page of the local paper covered a tight County Commissioner race going down to the wire in November. These big pull quotes from both candidates perfectly sum up small town Oregon politics. Top guy sounds like he wants to do a better job helping people, bottom guy sounds like he not only wants to actively do less, but makes you wonder if he wants the job at all.

Sad thing is, bottom guy will probably win since that strikes a chord with the older conservative voters that dominate local polls.