It's like I've always said: never trust a guy whose job title has four consonants in a row. Would anyone object if I called him an eye doctor?
Anyway, Dr. Mark Osterloh thinks it would be a good idea if Arizona instituted another lottery (read about it here). The beauty of this one, though, is that it's free. All you have to do is vote in a statewide election and you're in. What could be simpler? Evidently not the political education of Arizona's citizens or the attempt to encourage genuine civic responsibility.
Osterloh takes it so seriously that he's spent $200,000 of his own money on the ballot initiative already. How many crusty eyeballs has this man had to fix? Instead of the proposed million dollar jackpot they should send the winner (or one of the winner's children) to opthalmology school. Take the long view, Osterloh.
According to the Tucson Weekly Dr. Mark has his own little peepers pointed at the governor's chair. I think his own eye needs a little ophthalmology, though, before he sits in Janet's seat. The man can't see that a good end (i.e. encouraging voters) should not be attempted by bad means (i.e. bribing them).