It’s election day…really

Pub date May 19, 2009
SectionPolitics Blog

By Steven T. Jones

Maybe you didn’t notice, but there’s an election today. Whether you support or oppose the half-dozen state measures on this ballot (the Guardian opposes all six), I think it’s fair to say everyone just wants this ugly episode to be over. So don’t expect the Guardian’s usual full-court coverage of what the League of Pissed Off Voters calls “this train wreck of a ballot.”

But we will be blogging a bit about the results tonight, and I plan to swing by the League’s election night party at the El Rio, 3158 Mission, to commiserate, report, and have a couple of their $3 margarita drink specials. Because whether these measures pass or fail, I think we’re all going to need a drink.

And then tomorrow, it’s time for state officials to get back to work and try to find some honest solutions to this fiscal mess we’re in.

P.S. If you have any other election night parties you’d like to promote – or observations you want to offer – please feel free to add them in the comments section.