Much to my dismay, I awoke Saturday to the sound of a single engine airplane circling above my neighborhood. At first I just thought it was another passing airplane. When I noticed the same annoying noise recurring for about an hour, it didn't surprise me to see a banner-towing airplane, in my opinion the crassest form of advertising, making its labored, noisy journey around downtown Pleasanton, just like the advertising we inevitably get when something is happening at the fairgrounds.
What did surprise me was that the banner read "Pentin for City Council". Thank you, Pentin, for the noise (and air pollution) you filled my Saturday morning with. I wonder how much fuel that took. I'll ponder all that on election day.