Submariners Running For Office
John Clifton, a former boomer FT, was recently nominated for to run for Governor of New York by the Libertarian Party. He's described in the press release announcing the nomination as "a social worker against the welfare state, and a former drug counselor against the war on drugs."
Last year, when he invited Cindy Sheehan to run for Senator against Hillary Clinton, he had this to say about Iraq: "It’s about empire-building, plain and simple. The US-led invasion and occupation of the sovereign nation of Iraq was and remains unconstitutional, is contrary to the non-aggression and non-interventionist position of Libertarians, and to the principles of just war."
Here in Idaho, we have another submariner running for office, and unlike Clifton, has the advantage of not being a loon. John McGimpsey did a boomer JO tour in the late 80s and early 90s out of Holy Loch, then came to Idaho Falls for shore duty at NRF; he apparently liked the area so much, he stayed after he got out in '93. He's running for an Idaho House seat in Idaho Falls as a Democrat, which, if I understand easterIdaho politics at all, is quite a long shot (getting elected as a Democrat from Idaho Falls). Still, he seems like a good guy, and I hope my readers from the IF area will consider voting for him.