December 06, 2003
White wins big
Wow. Even George Strong's projection was pessimistic. Annise Parker won by as big a margin, too, and Ron Green knocked off Bert Keller. Only Peter Brown's close loss kept this from being a clean sweep. Today was a good day.
UPDATE: It's no longer timely, but Christine has captured and posted a screenshot from a Sanchez campaign commercial in which Orlando appears to be glowing. It's pretty amusing.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 06, 2003 to Election 2003
The cronk called the race at 9:55, less than two hours after the first results came in and less than three hours after the polls closed. One wonders if they bothered to write a "Sanchez wins" story just in case.
I was glad to see Keller lose. He sold out on the property tax issue, and even if I know Green isn't any more likely to help there, I think Keller's defeat sends a message loud and clear about the property tax issue.
And that can only be a good thing, long term, when future councilmembers consider the property tax. There's no excuse for a tax that rises 10% a year when inflation is very low.
Did anyone want Keller to win?
I laughed out loud while voting when I realized I had voted for three colors, white, green, and brown. Needless to say the people at the polling place thought I was odd, probably more so after I explained why I laughed.
I'm telling you, he was glowing like Jesus on Easter morning. And while it wasn't exactly timely when I posted it, there was an ironic moment after the election was over when Sanchez said that he probably should have spent money differently and done different commercials. They only ran that one ad for a week or two, and then they pulled it and chopped it up and into another ad. I wonder if they realized after all just how lame it was!