Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Project Vote Smart is the best entertainment money can't buy. Did you know there's a such thing as the "National Barking Spider Resurgence Party"?

There's also a Turtle Political Party candidate this go-round. He will not have this turtle's vote, but he does get my curiosity. I'll have to hunt up the origin of the party.

One party seems dedicated to DIY -- it's called "Mike's Party," and its candidate is called Mike. I suspect favoritism.

So of course, being normal and boring, I looked up the two major-party-endorsed candidates first. Neither took the time to fill out the survey of political beliefs sent to them by vote-smart. It's a bit disconcerting that the entire population of potential incoming presidents is unwilling to fill out a survey that would allow voters to clearly identify points of agreement and disagreement with the candidates' platforms.

Of course, if either of them actually took a stance on something, they'd be in the sticky position of having to stick to it when it became politically inauspicious. Ah, the politics of doublespeak.


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