The observations of a 50 something with lots of experience in politics, government, life and learning.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

SIZE DOES MATTER....

at least when it comes to lawn signs.

We finally got tired of hearing every single person on the planet say "Your ideas on healthcare, divestiture from companies doing business in Sudan and affordable housing are great! But now, about your lawn signs....they're too small...."

So now we have new lawn signs. I hope everyone appreciates that we spent hard-raised campaign dollars on customer service.

Campaign dollars. Don't get me started. Another entry for the real story after the election.

This was the week of debates/forums. We had one in Great Barrington on Tuesday, one in North Adams on Thursday and taped two public TV Channel 57 shows on Friday. I keep trying to promote the idea of saving gas by all of us riding around together but it still hasn't caught on. On the other hand, we all have other commitments. Ben and Nate were off to Bertucci's while I had to get back to Pittsfield right away.
Stopped at the Organic Market, Clover's, on the way north and had a "to die for" natural tuna sandwich and also ran into a friend who took some "Dear Friend" cards so that was all to the good! This will definitely be a stop in the future. Excellent food.

Oh, sorry, I know you want to know how I did in all these forums/debates. I was great, thank you very much. In one of the articles, you could even LEARN that I said cogent things. Another one was the usual "everyone was pleasant." One frustration on Thursday was that the Transcript reporter left before it got interesting.

We are also not going to talk about endorsements. That will go into the "after the campaign" blog. Suffice it to say that no woman I know will be joining N.O.W. (not that they've been out here recruiting; their closest chapter is in Springfield.)

And of course I forgot to tell everyone that I am now AN OFFICIAL FULL-TIME CANDIDATE (with a little time off every once in a while to be the mother of the groom.) Wednesday was my first day of focus and although we're poverty-stricken, we do appreciate having only one schedule per day.

And a note to some of the other bloggers out there. I guess some of you have nothing better to do than to sit around in your pajamas and take pot shots at other campaigns. I think that's sad. Constructive problem-solving is what this country needs. For your information, I DO have time to blog and will as a Senator (women have been multitasking for generations) and I come from poor but humble beginnings -- a one parent family and a large college scholarship. I live in a house with one full bathroom. Middle class. Get over it.

10 comments:

cjtrem said...

you should learn to take criticsm a little better...you are running for a state senate seat...this is not just going to be handed to you...your elitist views are coming out again....how dare someone criticize me, i only want to hear from people who are in favor of my elitist views....i have a new campaign slogan to go with your new signs..."vote for marge..she's better than you"....

cjtrem said...

and by the way we know how you will divest in the sudan..how will you invest in the district?

Margeware said...

I think CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is great, but if civilized discourse is considered to be "elitist" then I'll plead guilty Mr. Tremblay.

You'll soon see a piece on my website about proposing an energy-efficient affordable housing demonstration project for Pittsfield's West Side. Again, I would remind you that I am probably the only candidate who has a website, a blog and invites dialogue. Actions speak louder than words.

Timothy Kushi said...

WHAT? Did I read that correctly? You stopped at one of those enviro-nazi, treehugging organic markets? Pah, I bet they even sold books there!!!

And you ate and enjoyed a snobbish organic tuna sandwich?

The average man would settle for some bologna and mustard from Cumbies.

That you eat organic tuna tells me ALL I need to know (from conjecture) - you'll obviously NEVER understand the average persons problems with college expenses, kids, rising gas prices, adequate housing, etc...

It's not like you commute to work and have to pay enormous amounts of money on overpriced gasoline. Or had to worry about how you'd pay for tuition at Oxford when your generations of family wealth are taken for granted.

Pah, you're nothing but an elitist. I bet even now while you're reading this you've just come back from dinner at Trattoria Rustica and are drinking a glass of Beaujolais-Villages and eating a piece of grilled organic french bread with all natural gorgonzola melted on top.

Ever hear of BURGER KING?!?!?! Get a whopper, it's FLAME-BROILED!

Burger King = Knowledge of health care, state budgets, municipal fiscal stress, family money problems, state crime issues, etc.

Organic Tuna = Nights at Tanglewood, trips to Aspen, "Let them eat cake" attitudes, and carefree weekdays relaxing in your hot tub while reading Proust and sipping wine.

cjtrem said...

actually the organic tuna and a glass of beaujolais sounds good, i like mine with sprouts and a wasabi mayo.....what's that lassie?...maybe timmy just reinforced my elitist charge?..hurry lassie go get us a candidate who's not a snob.....

Timothy Kushi said...

This will be my last post addressing you, Councilor -

But I want to apologize. I forgot in my last post to add a disclaimer:

WARNING! This Post Contains Blatant Satire And Is Not For Everyone - Statements Made As Fact Are Intended To Reflect An Absurdly Inaccurate Situation To Show The Illogic And Irrationality Of Similar Asserations Made As Being Equally Absurd.

Ben said...

I wish one of our candidate forums would be half as lively as this.

cjtrem said...

hey timmy..marge may want to keep this type of retoric going....it is generating postings on her blog...and she is the blogging candidate....i get your satire...i have read a book or two..or is it too...or is it to..or is it 2....

Timothy Kushi said...

But anyway..

Margie--

I like the new signs very much. Less verbiage, large font, simple message: "I who live were support Marge Ware for state senate."

Though I do like the aesthetic of the original, it's better as a logo for literature, ads, large banners, etc.

I'm also glad to see you capable of one day announcing your position on one issue (i.e. divestitures that may facilitate civil war/genocide), and then on another day announce your position on an additional issue (i.e. West Side revitalization).

I was worried you couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.

cjtrem said...

i'm worried timmy may have to get a job.....hopefully margie isn't campaigning on the state's dime...