1999-08-21 / Columnists

From the G-Man

Senator G-Man Sounds Good?
by Gary G. Toms

Hey people! The first thing I want to do is correct our dear editor, Kevin Boyle. Last week, he mentioned that I sometimes dwell in another dimension, and that I refuse to have cable in my bedroom because of the possibility of government spying on me. Well, what I had actually said was that my friends refuse to have cable in their bedroom. I could care less if they are watching. As a matter of fact, I ‘d give them a really good show if they’re that interested. You can make fun if you want to Kevin, but don’t be surprised if you show up on the Internet one day butt naked! People are doing all kinds of crazy things with cameras these days, and the government is no exception.

Within the last few days, people have approached me to ask if I’d run for office. I then remembered that the Senate seat is up for grabs after Al Waldon vacates the position. The possibility seemed intriguing, but I was thrusted back to the real world when I realized what would be at stake.

I have spoken to a number of politicians, and they all agree that it is a dirty game, and you have to be good at " double talk". You have to be willing to compromise your beliefs to a certain degree. Now, you all know that the G-man is not about to hold his tongue for anyone or anything, and this is what would be expected of me from time to time. Integrity is extremely important to me, and I cannot compromise that in any way, shape or form. I despise the people who do, and that’s the one reason why a good number of our elected officials suck!

If I held any office, you can bet your grandmother’s dentures, that I would not take crap from anybody! As far as I’m concerned, if you’re not working to better the conditions of society, I have no time for you, and I sure as hell wouldn’t want to work with people who do nothing but make a bunch of empty promises while being financed by corporate "deep pockets". This sorry system is set up so that big money contributions, by big business, will determine who wins, and the average "Joe" gets screwed. Even if you try to do the right thing, those who have been corrupted by the system tend to make things difficult for you. The ratio of good politicians to bad ones, is sadly disproportionate.

Lastly, another reason for not running would be the fear of what it would do to my girlfriend and her son. By running for office, you become a target of the media, and we all know how horrible they are. They dabble into every facet of your life, and sometimes they dig so deep that painful aspects of the past are revealed. They go after your friends, lovers and anyone else who they consider fair game. I don’t want to put any of them through that. If the system were to change, maybe I would consider it, but for now, there’s no way I could get into politics. With my mouth and no nonsense attitude, the deep pocket corporate conspirators, and contributors, would probably try to kill me; the jackasses.

Thanks for all of the kind mail. See you next week!


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