April 18, 2008 by Marj Hatzell
Despite the freakish debate from the other night, I believe folks pretty much know who they are voting for. And, for the record, I bet most of them could care less about the freaking lapel pin (George Staphylococcus, I’m talkin’ to you!). I decided to perform a very scientific experiment to see for whom the majority of the idyllic little hamlet I call home is going to vote for (OK, to be fair, I live in the next town over, but there’s only six hundred of us and I’m certainly in the minority as a registered democrat so there’s, like, two political signs in my town, which isn’t a very good representative sample, you dig?). Liberal Quaker College town + upcoming primaries = gold mine of yard signs. Let the experiment begin:
This isn’t starting out well. How about this?
That’s what I’m talkin’ bout. Who else?
Who dat? Never heard of ‘im. But then there’s this:
Two for the price of one! Sigh. At least it wasn’t Romney. Moving on:
How about dem apples. Another one. And then:
I’m beginning to see a bit of a trend here. Hmmm…I wonder what I’ll see next?
Oops. That’s not a political sign. I still haven’t seen any Hillary signs.
Nope. That’s not Hillary either. I’m sure there’s one here someplace. I mean, I’ve been up and down about ten blocks already on the east side of town (the west side is tomorrow).
Phew! I was getting worried for a minute there. It was tough to find, but after twelve blocks, there it was.
Bossy’s very own Barack O’Boyfriend sign. How about another block or two and we’ll call it a day.
In case you want to know how they feel about the war AND the election. Any more?
Quelle Surprise! (N.O.T.)
Granted, I only drove through about twenty percent of the town. I’m sure if I got closer to the college and closer to the HIGH END HOMES (read: Million Dollar Mansions) I’d find a few different signs. We shall see. I’m gonna try to drive through the Hills (as it is affectionately known) tomorrow and see what the fuzz is over there. Of course, I’m still seeing Kerry and Edwards signs. Who knows what I’ll see next because it might not be pretty. If I go to the next town over (primarily Republican Blue-Collar town) where I used to live, I’m sure it would be a different view alltogether. Especially since out of about 16,000 people I was one of under TWO HUNDRED registered Dems. Yes, I said TWO HUNDRED.
Final Tally through about fifteen blocks?
McCain – 2
Hillary – 1
Ron Paul – 1
Obama – 7
Hmmm…to be continued.
ETA: That Ron Paul sign is giving me troubles. I’ve edited it about forty times and it STILL keeps creeping upwardsd, invading the Obama sign’s space. Dangit Ron Paul!