Oklahoman, Sept 29, 2009
Hmmm, so much for the prior assurances. Completely ignoring the fact that voters are also used to separate ballot propositions. Instead more of the end justifying the means...what ever works to get the vote passed. In other words, they are going to keep using it until it fails to work or it gets challenged in court.Mayor Mick Cornett, who has spearheaded the MAPS 3 initiative, said an all-or-nothing approach for MAPS 3 was chosen because it has worked with voters in the past. "This is the process they are going to be comfortable with,” Cornett said.
There is another option of voting for Cornett or Shadid (presuming there aren't any other candidates), and that is to not vote in that race at all (which is where I am at the moment). As Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) said: "Voting For Lesser Of Two Evils Always Leads To More Evil". Now I am not suggesting that either candidate is "evil". What I am saying is until the voters hold our elected officials accountable, we are rewarding questionable behavior and the end result will be more questionable behavior.