Monday, July 31, 2006

And Now, A Word From Your Senatorial Candidates

When we moved into our house eight years ago, my wife registered to vote in our new town. So did I, but I had the wherwithal to register as an independent. My wife registered as a Democrat. No big deal most of the time, but this year, holy crap!

For those of you who may not know, CT has a senate race this year in which a guy named Ned Lamont is challenging the incumbent Senator, Joe Lieberman, in a primary. It's heating up, and at the moment Lamont is ahead in the polls. As a result, both sides are pushing to get as many Democrats, (i.e., my wife), to vote for them.

In addition to get more junk mail fliers than you can shake a stick at, we';ve been getting at least three calls a week reminding us how swell each candidate is and what a dick the other guy is. We have reached the breaking point, so I've started having some fun with the people on the other end of the phone. If it's Lieberman's crew calling, I'll tell them I just don't trust Jews, and therefore will vote for the other guy. That's resutled in two seconds of stunned silince and then a hang-up. When the Lamont people called my wife told them that she had been planning to vote for them but since they had called too much she was going to vote for the other guy. That resulted in nervous laughter and an "I'm just trying to do my job" response. They haven't called back yet, but it's only been two days.

We also keep getting fliers addressed to the former owner of the house asking for her support. We'd forward the material to her, but umm, we bought the house from her estate 8 years ago.

So how are the Republicans poised to take advnatage of all the confusion on the other side? Well, they nominanted a guy who has apparently been gambling at one of our local casinos under a false name and has been sued by two other casinos for not paying up.

But since he hasn't called our house yet I may vote for him anyway.


Blogger Syd said...

No shit, Limpy. I hate it when one of the Big Dogs (Trent "the hair" Lott) is up for reelection. Those calls make me crazy.

I'd hate to see Sen Lieberman go. He seems like a good man. (for a Democrat)

10:01 AM  
Blogger Phollower said...

If current voting fraud trends stay true to form I'd say your house's previous owner will be voting for the Republican.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Nonny said...

Limpy: Will you adopt me? Please.

10:25 AM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

After that shot of your abs, Nonny, you don't have to ask twice.

Actually Phollower, I think she's running for Lt. Gov. this year.

Syd, Lieberman's probably going to lose the primary and then run as a third-party independent, which will make things even more chaotically hilarious.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

reading about this kind of thing is yet another reason why we no longer have a land line phone.

12:08 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Ha! A woman here, running for District Court Judge, (whose ethical standards don't exist) actually came to my door, not realizing it was mine, and started to ask for our vote until she recognized us. Hilarious! Then said, "I'm more comfortable with people I don't know" as she turned to leave.

Knowing her, I'll just bet she is. Politics. *sheesh*

3:43 PM  
Blogger miss_lissa said...

I love how you dealt with them on the phone. Way to make the interns shake in their boots.


4:42 PM  
Blogger Madame D said...

I lived with my rabidly republican grandparents during the 2004 presidential election. I felt so bad for the people she had to call. They'd get new call sheets like once a week, always call during dinner time...lord.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Pud said...

Well, don't worry. Each candidate will restrategize and start calling your house next week. Take Lady K's advise and ask them about the squirrel or if they have found Jesus yet. It works like a charm!

4:59 AM  
Blogger CP said...

I'm a Jew.

you don't trust me?


you suck.

6:30 PM  

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