Monday, September 10, 2012
The eve of silly season
Don't fool yourself into thinking that sounds impressive - Its a ton of extra work. And a ton of stress. You see, as dirty as national politics has become, local municipal politics is no different.
I like to refer to the next few weeks as "Silly Season". Tomorrow is the deadline for the filing of candidates nominations. After 5pm I will know the full slate of candidates. Or as I sometimes refer to it - the list of people who will attempt to drive me insane.
They will test the boundaries like a small child. They will test my patience and ability to not lose my cool. I believe that the job of Chief Electoral Officer is something like child birth. When you are in the middle of it, you swear you will NEVER do it again. But then as four years pass you seem to forget and agree to do it again. But as soon as nominations close tomorrow, it will be like that first contraction and all the bad memories will come flooding back! Lol
Wish me luck. And now you will understand if there are a few odd rant posts in the next few weeks.