No time and all the time in the world left before Tuesday's election. We chatted/debated with a Nancy Hagan door-knocker on Saturday. Her counterparts in both major parties were doing likewise all weekend. Lit drops. Phone banks. Official work.
The mailbox is full of literature. Republicans have a clear money advantage; how else to explain the six lit cards we've received from the Missouri Republican Party? Every piece claimed Democrats would raise taxes and go nutballs on spending.
(The funniest GOP card said taxes and spending are out of control. Pardon us, but who's running the government these days? When one party rules the house, senate and executive on both the state and national level, that party owns the cake.)
An automated phone call comes from John Ashcroft, who insists Jim Talent is the pro-life candidate. Glad to hear the former Missouri governor and U.S. attorney general is adjusting to life as a telemarketer.
Official busywork leading to Monday, when the calls and cards will increase. Expect amplified cussing and cordless phone destruction in some households.
But plenty of unofficial tasks are being done on behalf of candidates for public office.
•Granny Geek confirms that Hagan, a candidate for state representative, has hired private security because of "disturbing" phone calls.
•Someone ran over the signs in our yard for Doug Harpool and Dave Coonrod.
•Others report having signs stolen or uprooted from their yards.
No one can, or should, be surprised by the hoodlums. Punks like them are a dime a dozen. And that's suggested retail.