God how I love early morning on Election Day, when the possibilities are endless. Well, not really. Either I win or I lose; and the very few candidates I support win or lose. And then all the acrimony goes away…for a while.
In this case an even more acrimonious--the overused word of the week is “divisive”-- campaign commences for a $2.5 million tax Override, thus carpet-bombing homeowners with a permanent tax hike.
Two week ago the Select board—in another one of their chaotic meetings—managed to set the date, May 1, thus guaranteeing cost to the taxpayers as elections such as the one today cost an average of $12,000 to produce (if I dare use that word).
You would think they could have come up with a better day. Obviously nobody on the board is a history major as May 1’st conjures up images of tanks, missile launchers rolling thru Red Square with high-tech fighter jets swooping overhead.
And if anything brought down the formidable Red Army, it was a lack of money. Hmmmm…maybe May 1’st is an appropriate day after all.