Editorial -  Cheers to Our Local ROCKSTARS as some political Campaigns continue

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 13, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

"I'm gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair
And change my name...

A week following the election politicians and want-to-be-politicians are decompressing from another hard election cycle.  Those that have not been active in a candidate’s election efforts cannot understand how much effort, how little sleep, and how much “schmoozing” goes into any campaign.  For some the race is won, for others, the race is lost, and for others, it is time to ramp-up for another round called the General Election.

I cut my teeth in Marketing in SoCal and I met a lot of Rock Stars including Kid Rock, Bo Derek, John Wayne, and even Ronald Reagan!  That was about the same time I started getting serious in Politics with a slot in Geo Bush’s 2nd VP campaign in SoCal.  In the many years since, I have learned that the lifestyle of a Rockstar and a Politician is not much different!

Here is one example, a singer sings the same song every night so even in an exhausted daze, the words can be remembered… “Get washed-up singers writin' all my songs Lipsync 'em every night so I don't get 'em wrong…”

So stay skinny and drink up - [the water in a wine glass] as you try to ignore the hunger pains as the shrimp call your name while you work the crowd…

ROCKSTARS!

Cheers to our local candidates that will spend the rest of the year living like ROCKSTARS: 
MICHAEL RANALLI & LORI PARLIN, County Supervisor, 4th District;
SUE NOVASEL & KENNY CURTZWILER, County Supervisor, 5th District;
TODD WHITE & JANELLE K. HORNE, County Recorder-Clerk.

"I'm gonna sing those songs that offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills from a Pez dispenser
Get washed-up singers writin' all my songs
Lipsync 'em every night so I don't get 'em wrong …

Well, we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin' fifteen cars ...
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there ...