In the Texas governor race, Carole Keeton Strayhorn's ads are playing constantly, including one about how she married her high school sweetheart. I don’t care.
Rick Perry and Chris Bell are attacking each other claiming their opponent: hates children, hates teachers, hates money, loves money, hates Texas, is a bigot and, in general, a menace to Texas society.
In the meantime, Kinky Friedman, James Werner and James "Patriot" Dillon, have no radio or television ads in most areas of Texas because they don’t have the money of the other three candidates.
I would like to make the following proposal:
- All radio and television ads would be banned. They’re all exaggeration, accusations, cross-accusations and bullshit anyway.
- Newspaper and magazine ads would be restricted to two inch by two inch spots.
- Posters would be restricted to two feet by two feet.
- Posters would also be restricted to one poster per square mile per candidate.
Any mud a candidate would want to sling at their opponent would have to fit into either the two inches of the print ad or the two feet of the poster. I predict that the candidates would be a lot more selective about their chosen mud.
As an added bonus, we don't have to listen to the ridiculous political spots over and over and over again. Who's with me?