The Lame Duck Quacks. The Lame Duck knows.
It suddenly becomes very clear it is exactly as Solomon of old declared,
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity… (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
All of a sudden several legislators are powerless
because the ballot box has spoken… it is over!
A lame duck can quack and has nothing to lose! Maybe a smart lame duck would understand that nobody cares, but old habits die hard. 🌝
The Alaska 2016 primary incumbent primary losers, combined with retirees (voluntary lame ducks), created several lame ducks! Which is a huge impact for the 15% of eligible voters who chose to vote.
Lame ducks tend to be defensive and feel wounded, but maybe this makes the ‘quacks’ interesting? I created “lameduckquacks.com” so I could quack a bit and I extend the privilege of quacking to my fellow lame ducks…. a voluntary “exit pole”…. The posts here are also posted on LameDuckQuacks.com and have been submitted to The People’s Paper.
It is a temporary opportunity because lame ducks “die” when the gavel falls in January, 2017.