Election News: Santa and V.U.I.
It seems that in West Virginia, anyone can be a write-in candidate for president. You don’t even have to live in the state. So guess who just wrote in to compete with the two front-runners? A guy called Santa Claus.
Contrary to what you might expect, he does not hail from the North Pole, he lives in Lake Tahoe, and he used to go by the name of O’Connor until he traded up. It’s a good thing for Obama that six-year-olds can’t vote.
And some guy phoned in to the radio show I was listening to the other day and asked if it was okay to bring beer into the voting booth. He said he favors a brand called “Independence,” and he was concerned he might get busted for promoting a political position at a polling place.
Apparently, back in the late 19th century, bars were polling places, so VUI (voting under the influence) was common. (This is how guys like Santa Claus get elected.)
Speaking of VUI , my friend S,’s house is a polling place this year. She is an expert cook and a party animal, so my guess is hers will be the hottest spot in town for voters. She happens to be a rabid Obama fan, too, and may or may not be handing out extra special martinis to those Republicans who look persuadable…