I caught parts of some Portland radio show the other day where they apparently interviewed all the candidates for Governor. I only caught parts, so I don't know how the overall thing went. But I did catch the bits where they were asking questions of Ben Westlund and Ron Saxton. And as far as I know, this was REAL and not some joke. But after hearing these bits, I have doubts...
What I learned about Ben Westlund:
I know all about his stand on issues because I have READ all about them. This was the first I actually HEARD him speak.
Wow. Just. Wow. Ben Westlund, on radio, sounds like the biggest GEEK in the entire world. I thought I was listening to "Comic Book Guy" from the Simpsons. In D&D terms, we are talking Charisma in the low single digits. Yikes. And then he comes off as the least technically capable person when, during the part about some personal, non-political stuff, he says he doesn't know anything about i-Pods and isn't able to feed himself out of his own refrigerator. Oh, and he doesn't like beer.
Argh. So much for the "Westlund alternative" if the GOP nominates a loser... Speaking of which...
Then, after being away from the radio for a bit, I heard some of Ron Saxton and learned during his session with the personal questions the following:
Ron Saxton also does not like beer.
Ron Saxton has all jazz in his i-Pod.
Ron Saxton likes milk and Graham crackers for a snack.
Worst: Ron Saxton prefers Katie Couric to The Daily Show.
Not exactly useful information, just fluff. But come on, what's with both these guys not liking beer? Does Oregon need a leader who doesn't appreciate our fine microbrewed ales?
If anyone heard the rest of this show with the other candidates, please help fill in the gaps. And have some beer.