Thanks to our state legislature, Burbank voters are now allowed to cast their “all-mail ballots!” on election day again without having to drive five miles to drop them off somewhere or else see them get thrown in the trash by the city clerk and her outside election company.
As long as you get them in the mailbox by tomorrow afternoon they’ll still count — presuming of course that someone doesn’t intercept them on the way in. With your names all over them they’re not confidential or secret any more of course, and so who knows what will happen. They do make a tempting target, yes.
The wailing and lamentation we heard last month all the way to Cucamonga and beyond was when Sharon Springer got hurtled back into the April runoff solely because of those postmark day “late votes.” The boosters concluded that she was the obvious shoo-in and began shooting their guns off and cheering in the streets way ahead of schedule. But thanks to that good Sacramento change in the law she wasn’t. So get out there and vote. It might just count this time even more.
The choice this season couldn’t be any clearer, either. Like her big new supporter from nowhere, that Konstantine guy, Sharon Springer is dingy as hell and full of ludicrously bad ideas. She’s also run an extremely sleazy and dishonest campaign. The last time she ran she was half-way ok, but this time around she’s allowed herself to become the product of her many douchebag supporters. And we certainly don’t need more of that crowd around. They’ve had their shot.
Say what you will about Gordon, but compared to Springer he’s got one of the least flaky lives up there. The guy’s been building a stable local business for almost 40 years and he’s by far the most educated one of the bunch. By all conventional measures he makes the rest of that crowd look like they belong down at the EDD or some county office recharging their Golden Advantage cards. The utter audacity of any of them attacking Gordon’s propriety and judgement is clear, because just on paper alone he’s the more sober and conventionally responsible one. He has a real live job out there, and guess what? He created it himself!
It’s called a professional career– and in one place. In other words, he’s not squirrelly as hell..
He’s also a good guy who likes to ask challenging questions and talk and think things out. That makes many people bored or uncomfortable sure, especially in places like mediocrityville Burbank, but who cares. We need more of that here, not less.
While you’re voting for Gordon, go for Guillen as well. They’ll work well together. Gordon’s only problem really is that he’s never had an actual ally up there, just some pretty nasty enemies who are often up to no good. So let’s rid ourselves of as many of them as we can, ok? It’ll make for a better Burbank.