Here's the beginning of the post-election coverage in today's Flint Journal:
"Voters are dumping elected officials in droves these days. Nine of 10 incumbent township supervisors who faced challenges were defeated in Tuesday's primary. And just three months ago, a host of school board incumbents were booted from office.
"Are voters fed up with local politicians, or are they expressing a more general discontent with their lives?"
Is your vote for township supervisor really a mirror to your inner psyche? When a Flushing voter rejects Andy Trotogot for supervisor, is it actually a reflection of deep existential angst?
Dear God, I voted for Ross Perot twice. I threw my support to Ralph Nader in the contested 2000 election. I thought it was a principled attempt to crush two-party dominance, but now I'm not so sure. There may be something really, really wrong with me.