Be afraid, very afraid – ov voters pamphlet

Letter to the Editor

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 2:47am
  • Opinion

I just received my voter’s pamphlet and read it to become informed on the candidates and issues. It was scary. Did anyone else notice an abundance of wacky candidates for senator?

Their statements included the following sentences: “It is as if our leaders have not been educated in orbital space colonization,” “You continue to fight the sand storm with nothing more than a leaf blower,” “Do you believe that this nation (or any nation) can long endure half pro-Communist and half pro-American?” and “Clearly, Congress legislated 59 Lincoln cents to 01 person, then 31 Lincoln cents to 4 people.”

I think that we can “de-fund” all the expensive scientific studies at this point and recognize one fact – our educational and mental health systems are failing miserably.

I was hoping to see some candidates with some other platforms, such as: “Compost for all,” “My fillings pick up alien transmissions” and the ever popular “Let’s farm jellyfish,” but again was disappointed. Consequently, I decided to throw my hat in the ring for the write-in vote. My platform? “Why will a candidate spend 10 times their potential salary to be elected to office? Elect me and I’ll find out and report back.”

Write in Dave Eiffert on Sept. 19.

Dave Eiffert


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Opinion

William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact:
When a light goes out in the Valley | Shaw

Message from the Valley Record

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact
What does it mean to violate the Hatch Act? | Roegner

The federal law was established in 1939.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t wait to start budget work

Making tough choices on cuts and revenue can’t wait until next year and hopes for better news.

Courtesy photo
Editorial: Make certain you count in 2020 census

Snoqualmie is among the top local cities with about 81.7 percent of households completing the census. North Bend also ranks above the state average at 76 percent.

Don Brunell
Why we should reconsider nuclear power | Brunell

If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact
Primary election was big for Democrats in statewide races | Roegner

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone Republican who looks strong heading into November.

A large webset offset printing press running a long roll off paper over its rollers at high speed. File photo
Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact
Should the King County sheriff be elected or appointed? | Roegner

In addition to candidate races this November, there will be policy questions… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Coronavirus comeback for Alaska Airlines?

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic.… Continue reading

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
Age of insanity for the left and the right

Do you feel that, like the COVID-19 pandemic, insane behavior is spreading… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Scoop Jackson’s legend lives on in WA

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus… Continue reading

Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

The pandemic has revealed President Trump’s weaknesses like never before.