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Town Meeting, Election and Primary Day
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Well here it is folks, Tuesday March 4, 2008- Town Meeting, Election and Primary Day. And I owe my readers a big apology. I guess I could lean on my mom dying in January as an excuse, or the extreme turmoil of continued unemployment, but my coverage has been virtually non-existent.

*Apologies to Councilor Decelles for still not writing up my notes on our interview of December 27. I still got 'em and I'll still do it (whether or not you're re-elected today.)

*Apologies to Owen Mulligan for not getting your link up- usually I do a whole sidebar thing for the current election, and I just didn't do it this year... but here's Owen's current campaign site:

*Many thanks to Bill and Exit Voices for picking up a some of BurlingtonPol's slack this year. Go there today and let your exit voice be heard.

*I fancy myself a master of the non-sequitur, so congratulations to Steve on the 5th "blogiversary" of The Carpetbagger Report and to Charity on the 2nd Blogiversary of She's Right.

*Oh! and congratulations to me on hitting 50,000 unique visitors to this blog any second now today! (Scroll to the bottom of the page to my counter... click it for details!) Hitting 50,000 on election day. Nice synchronicity.

*And for Councilor Kurt Wright, who asked me if BurlingtonPol will be making predictions and endorsements this year, I now slap together the following...

Ward 1- Endorsement: Ed Adrian (D); Prediction Ed Wins easily over the "Chemtrails" guy Derek Case (Anti-Masonic), Calderon (G) and Cook (I).

Ward 2- Endorsement: None; Prediction: Berezniak (D) will squeak in with a plurality over Hoekstra (I(P)) who made the double mistake of 1-putting his picture on his signs and 2- not shaving for the picture; and Glade (G) who will split Hoekstra's vote.

Ward 3- Endorsement: None; Prediction: Davis (P) will beat Ploof (D) but it won't be a total blow-out.

Ward 4- Endorsement: Russ Ellis; (D) Prediction: Ellis beats write-in candidate "Pedro."

Ward 5- Endorsement: Bill Keogh; (D) Prediction: Keogh wins over Oberbrunner (G) and Starfighter (I) in biggest crush of the day.

Ward 6- Endorsement: None; Prediction: Newly minted DEMOCRAT Barbara Perry wins over Karen Paul (I) and Kim Mason (G).

Ward 7- Endorsement: Decelles (R); Prediction: Despite the influx of Democratic absentee ballots and the "Obama factor" Decelles pulls out his first re-election over newcomer Steve McIntyre (D) to be the only Republican elected in the city today.

(To my Democratic friends sure to give me grief for that last endorsement... I know, I know... but as my little brother would say "I have my reasons.")

And on the ballot Items... No predictions, but I'll tell you I'm voting Yes for all but item 2. That means YES on 1. Vote yes on 1. Yes. on. 1.

No school board talk from me. Sorry.

Presidential Primaries- Dems: Obama's going to win with over 60%; GOP: McCain will win. Huckabee 2nd. Ron Paul (I'm voting for Ron Paul) will take between 15-20%.

*Final Note: As I often am, Last night I was a guest on the Matty and Stech Variety Hour (featuring Josh Bridgman) on channel 15. There were two guest on from Saint Mike's promoting an Iraq "war" (it's an occupation, not a war- but I digress) teach- in all day tomorrow. Details here.

OK. That's it for me today. Go vote. Do what you do, and have fun. Thanks for reading BurlingtonPol (Today renamed in honor of Dr. Ron Paul, OB/GYN) and for sticking with me through the good times and the bad. Comments are open and always welcome.

...And as our good friend John Mclaughlin says..."Bye Bye!"
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 9:26 AM  
  • At March 04, 2008 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks Haik for this great post!

    -Owen Mulligan

  • At March 04, 2008 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't vote for Ed in Ward 1. I was down at Mater Christi talking to a guy about Ron Paul and Ed came over and was very rude and didn't even acknowledge me. He lost my vote right there. I will be voting for Cook. And in Ward 6, I gotta vote for Karen Paul, not just because I like her last name, but because I liked what she said during the debate, and I didn't like that Barb Perry only became a Democrat because she always votes with them and might wanna run for the Legislature. If you're an Independent then stay an Independent and do not support groupthink. Finally, sorry about my call last night to the MSVH. I didn't realize until half way into the call that I didn't have to turn down the volume on my tv. I guess it was new formatting on your guys part. Well, I'm gonna go vote for Ron Paul now. It sure is gonna feel good to do so at my alma mater Mater Christi.


  • At March 04, 2008 1:23 PM, Blogger Haik Bedrosian said…

    Thanks Owen. Good luck today!

    No worries on the call last night Steve- We can lay all the technical blame on Sean Larock. Just kiddin' Sean-We luvs ya... Interesting thing about last night's show- Stech was there, but walked back to the OP when he saw Sunshine had brought guests. Oh the Stechster! He's decided to let his abandoned blog rot- so go have your way with the comment thread there.

    I'll leave my link up as long as he leaves the blog twisting in in the wind.

    It's about time to go vote at Hunt School. Poopsie, Koko, Yanna and I are making it a family affair. Poopsie and Koko are voting for Hillary. Yanna and I will vote for Paul.

    I'll take any election day over any holiday any year. Elections make me happy.

  • At March 05, 2008 12:48 AM, Blogger Haik Bedrosian said…

    Can I just point out how awesome my predictive abilities are when it comes to Burlington politics?

    W1- Correct. Ed won easily.
    W2- Close. I predicted Bereznaik would win a squeaker with a plurality. He actually just barely won a majority with 50.6%.
    W3- Correct. Davis won over Ploof, but it wasn't a total blow-out (57%to 43%)
    W4- Correct. Ellis beat "Pedro."
    W5- Correct. Bill Keogh won with 79% in the biggest crush of the night. (Ed's crush in W1 was second with 77%.)
    W6- WRONG 1 wrong out of 7 may be enough to get you fired from KidSurplus, but it's good enough for this blog.
    W7- Correct. Paul Decelles pulled it out to be the only Republican elected tonight.

    The moral of the story is: If you want to win an election in Burlington, hire me as a consultant... Or at least send your literature and good will to BurlingtonPol.

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