Saturday, October 29, 2005

My dear mother...

You know how I noted that my mother votes for people because she likes the sound of their names?

We live in Middletown, and this is what she told me today (this is a direct quote):

"I think I'm going to vote for Tom Wilkens because he swims good."

She noted that she was going to vote for Alex DeSevo too, probably because his name is more familiar to her and because he's Italian, like my mother's family is.

I wonder what percentage of the electorate votes based on a similar methodology. I guess it makes sense since people are so fed up with the political process that those who do vote hold their nose when they flick the levers.



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