Rachel "Sparks" Blackman (seattlesparks) wrote,
Rachel "Sparks" Blackman

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[Politics] Amusing Note

I'm sure everyone's sick of the 'get out and vote' posts, and I've already gone and voted.

Rather than any of that, or the typical presidential hoo-ha, I bring you an amusing tale of the Lt. Governor candidate I voted for here in Washington; Jocelyn Langlois, the Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor.

Here in Washington state, the position of Lt. Governor is a salaried one which costs taxpayers $400k a year. The Lt. Governor's duties are simply to substitute for the governor if they're ill/incapacitated, take over if the governor dies, and to preside over the state senate. Our state constitution also provides for abolishing the position at taxpayer choice and appointing someone else to head up the state senate.

Langlois' campaign is based around the idea that the position of Lt. Governor either needs to be made into something more, or abolished, and she leans towards 'abolished.' So, in effect, her entire platform is 'if elected Lt. Governor, I will abolish the position of Lt. Governor.' The local papers sometimes call her 'the candidate who wants to put herself out of a job.' :)
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