Politics: Election Selection

Excerpt from mail sent in 1998

I voted absentee. Thus, I'm done voting. Thus, I'm done with my California voter information pamphlet. I didn't want to let it go to waste.

Yesterday, I clipped out the pictures of seven funny-looking candidates. And I clipped out their personal statements. Then I took some tape, pens, and construction paper and made a quiz/contest/poster. I taped the pictures down one side. Down the other side, I taped the personal statements, in scrambled order. I challenged my co-workers to match pictures to statements and win valuable prizes.

Today, I sent out a disclaimer:

Just because I say a candidate for state office is funny-looking doesn't mean I think you shouldn't vote for that candidate.

After all, I'm kind of funny looking, and am the only person on the face of the planet who is qualified to rule the world.

Not that I'm saying that you should vote for funny-looking candidates. Even though it might make it easier for certain political cartoonists to get cheap laughs.

Thank you for your understanding in this regard.

No, I don't really have time for this. I'm supposed to be looking at a MS Word template and figure out why it's not doing what we want it to do. I should get to that right away.

On the plus side, I've managed to clear out some of my old junk under the guise of "valuable prizes".


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