Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Why I Like Mike
Posted by Sean Braisted
I'm voting for Mike Jameson, and here's why. Sometimes I vote for someone because I like him or her better than the alternative, in this case, with Judge Jameson, I've voting for him because I believe he is what other public officials should aspire to be.
I've been to a few of his events recently, and he's taken to telling a story about his first day on the job. Jameson, being a politician, is conditioned that whenever you meet someone, you reach out your hand. Now, in the world of judges, this isn't commonly done because, hell, you don't know where that hand has been or what is in there. But Jameson did it his first time, and despite protestations from courthouse staff, he has continued to do it ever since because the first man whose hand he shook told him that he'd never had a judge do that before, and they made a human connection, however brief it may have been.
What I want in a judge is someone who will look at the person standing in front of them, not as a statistic or a case number, but as a person whose life will be impacted by their decision, and I want a judge who will take that responsibility seriously.
I don't know if Rachel Bell or Jack Byrd are those type of judges, they may be and my interactions with Rachel Bell indicate she's a good person who'd do a great job. But I know Mike Jameson, I've considered him my representative in the council even when I didn't live in the district, I know him to be a good person with great principles, and we need those people in our courts and government offices.
So, resist the temptation to meddle in GOP affairs, and vote for Judge Mike Jameson in the Democratic primary.
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