In the weeks leading up to tomorrow's election, I have been completely innundated with annoying pre-recorded phone calls (which confuse the heck out of my kids when they answer the phone) and, even worse, with flyers. In the few days, Mr. Bookworm and I got over 30 flyers, all multi-page, all printed on slick, heavy grade paper. One woman running as a Democrat for State Assembling has been especially aggressive in sending out these darn things — she probably accounts for about 60% of this overwhelming paper traffic, all of which ends up in the recycling bin. These papers are, of course, hard to recycle because of the colored inks and shiny finish.
That's what makes it so ironic that one focus of all this advertising is this woman's claim that she was a superb environmental steward when she served as a county supervisor. She boasts about all of her accomplishments furthering our community's environmental health (truly a luxury of the rich), and proudly lists her endorsements from myriad environmental agencies. It seems to me that the single biggest contribution she could make to the environment around here is to stop creating landfill with these @$#*%^# flyers!