If you haven't been able to figure this out from reading the site, I don't much care for politicians. I wouldn't say they are worse than cancer, because that's pretty mean. But my cancer has never taken my money and then asked me to thank it. It doesn't sit there all day repeating the phrases "working families" and "shipping our jobs overseas" ad nauseam. It doesn't sit around, accumulate enormous amounts of power and wealth, and then ask us to honor it for being our "public servant." My cancer is straight up, no BS, no frills. I'm here. I'm going to try to take over your body. Try to stop me. I respect that.
My favorite politican of all time is Clint Webb, which is ironic because he is completely fictitious. But he is the most honest politician I have ever seen. Here he is in action:
Oh, and there's one thing my cancer has never done to me: it has never sent me a fake handwritten letter from a mother of a murder victim along with a photo of said victim with a fake handwritten note on the back in an attempt to get me to vote for one candidate in an election over another. I shall explain.
Yesterday I received a letter in the mail, addressed to me. I recieve a lot of stuff in the mail from people now, so I opened it. Here's what I found:
tore into him last week for telling a Republican Court of Appeals Judge that he "continuously ruled for murderers and rapists and child sexual predators," which is 1) blatantly false, 2) a pretty deranged thing to say, and 3) indicative of either an inability to grasp reality or a willingness to say whatever he wants, regardless of the truth, to win a job. All of which should disqualify him from competition to be the "top law enforcement officer in the state." That single comment made me think a) David Leyton is an absolute psycho, and b) that I might want to vote for the Republican just so this guy doesn't get elected.
So yeah, when I started reading this letter, I thought it from was a ticked off reader of this blog, or somebody who had been forwarded my post, or somebody who was angry enough to Google the name "David Leyton" and she found my post, or whatever. And so I read on, and it turns out that this woman was the mother of a murder victim, she thought David Leyton went easy on the killers, and she was mad about it.
I also noticed there was a picture in the envelope:
And then I flipped the letter over. And found this:
This. Is. The. Most. Disgusting. Thing. Ever. EVER! I've been following politics for a long time and I've tossed out hundreds of pieces of junk mail from candidates over the years, and NOTHING has provoked a reaction in me like this thing. Holy shit. I mean, THE MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN PARTY SENT ME A PICTURE OF A MURDER VICTIM TO TRY TO GET ME TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE. OH AND THEY EXPLOITED HIS MOTHER IN ORDER TO SEND A FAUX-HANDWRITTEN NOTE TO POTENTIAL VOTES TO MAKE THEM VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE.
I feel terrible for this guy and his family, but holy hell. My sympathy is completely overwhelmed by blinding rage for the Michigan Republican Party. I am equal-opportunity rager. I'll rage on BS when I see BS. And this was so far beyond BS it wasn't even funny.
Poor Michigan. Your prisons are bursting at the seams with guys who sold some rocks or some grass, and your potential "Chief Law Enforcement Officers" are jello wrestling over who hates murder victims more. These two guys are responsible for putting and keeping thousands upon thousands of people in jail - many of whom deserve to be there, some of whom do not - but are engaged in an election battle over who is "softer" on crime. When they're both complete psychopaths. And the AG's office doesn't even handle criminal matters that often.
So yeah, when you go to the polls this November, you can do what you want. I guess you'll be stuck with one of these two guys (and I say "you" because I'm going to GTFO of this state, hopefully before either of these nutjobs are sworn in). But I'll be writing in a vote for my tumor, because my tumor is less disgusting and will cause less damage then either of these cats.