Weekend Open Thread: The Pay-for-Play “Decline to State” Voter Guide

This is not a joke.  I just received this e-mail.  You know this will work, because Decline to State voters just love people deeply respect those who pay for endorsements by slate mailers.

Decline to State voter guide

I suppose pay-for-play voter guides could get worse than this, but I’m not sure how.

I plan to vote against anyone whose name appears in this guide. (If someone buys a spot for me, which I will not do and do not authorize, I will seriously consider not voting for myself.) I’ll hunt a copy down when it comes out, I promise you, and find out which people had the bad taste to pay money to an entrepreneur to make it look like they are the best candidate for “decline to state” voters. For some reason, this one is the last straw for me.

P.S.  It’s not just a Decline to State Voter Guide, it’s the OFFICIAL one!

This is a Open Thread. Enjoy your weekend; Happy New Year to our Jewish readers.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)