But You Still Have Two Kidneys, Scott!
Some people just don’t know how to run a press campaign, or something – Scott Davis has withdrawn his candidacy because in a race composed of equal parts serious budget difficulty and circus hijinks, with a dash of 100 or so candidates’ pet issues thrown in, the media were not paying enough attention to his pet issue. Quitter!
Scott Davis’s pet issue was organ donation – a nice pet issue, one that is hard to argue against without being a jerk-o religious nutcase (what? the god that made your heart in the first place won’t be able to make you a new one for the afterlife? hahaha! jerkface. gimme those corneas.) but it’s hardly an issue of immediate political need in the state of California. All the serious pundits are talking about the budget, which will soon end up in a morass of un-money and no way to fund anyone’s pet issues, and all the non-serious pundits are talking about a) things that are funny, or b) things that have juicy human interest stories behind them. I have no idea if there was a juicy human interest story behind this campaign or not, and Scott Davis has “stopped giving interviews” so I may never find out.
Then again, this may be a last-ditch publicity effort, to be followed by a “why I dropped out so early, O, my crushed ideals, like kneecaps!” interview in some worthy medium.
Update, 8/24: Looks like Davis’s withdrawl is doomed to be overshadowed by Bill Simon’s selfless party line toeing. Sometimes, events happen faster than we can demand media coverage for them.
Another Update, 20-Nov-05: Speaking of juicy human interest stories! It seems Scott Davis actually dropped out because he was the top suspect in a murder case. Wow.