With the size of "war chests" reaching ever more obscene levels, how will all that money be expended? Will Howard County executive candidate Courtney Watson, for example, actually expend over $644,000 in the remaining weeks of the campaign on mailers, TV spots and poll workers? How many pounds of literature will end up in recycling bins? How many favorite TV shows will be dotted by repetitive 30-second ads? How many paid robo-calls will interrupt my dinner hour or clog my answering machine?