The 2009 UUA Presidential Election, And Probably Unitarian*Universalist "Democracy" More Generally, According To Steve Caldwell
I get the feeling that voting in the 2009 UUA Presidential Election will matter about as much as Stan’s vote for school mascot in the the South Park episode “Douche and Turd.”
Of course, we’re not facing a choice between a “giant douche” and a “turd sandwich” like Stan did in South Park. In that sense, we’re much more fortunate than Stan.
Both candidates are decent folks who are supported by decent folks (based on what I’ve seen in snail mail, Facebook, endorsements on candidate web sites, etc).
However, I do get the feeling that the decision about who will be the next UUA President was decided in a “smoke-filled back room” prior to the 2009 GA (even though the back room was probably a smoke-free room with fair trade coffee and hummus instead of tobacco smoke and booze).