I won't have a whole lot of time for following regular news stories while I'm here, but I have to link to this story about the rousing round of ridicule Carole Keeton Strayhorn got for her bizarre request to be identified on the ballot as "Grandma". First, from Kinky Friedman, who is well-suited for this kind of task.
"She can call herself Carole Cougar Mellencamp if she wants, but when it comes to the ballot she should have to follow the law," Friedman, a musician and satirist, said in a statement. "Hell, I've been Kinky for 40 years."
And from the Chris Bell campaign:
Jason Stanford, a spokesman for Democratic nominee Chris Bell, also said Strayhorn's request is absurd.
"I don't see how this race could get any weirder. She's asking the state to certify that she is a grandma," Stanford said.
We'll know in a few weeks what SOS Roger Williams thinks about this. I'll go out on a limb and say he'll reject it. But hey, maybe that's how the weirdness will progress. Who knows?Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 10, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack