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Friday, January 15, 2010

Electioneering

As a registered lower case “i” independent (unenrolled) voter here in Massachusetts I often get mailings from political candidates. Today I received two slightly different pieces of mail from REPUBLICAN candidate Scott Brown. I emphasize Mr. Brown’s party affiliation, because as Jim of Notes to Leicester points out, Mr. Brown likes to portray himself as an Independent. In fact, on both of today’s flyers, the only place the word “Republican” appears is in the small, light print over my mailing address. There you can find “Paid for by the Massachusetts Republican Party” and “Paid for by the Massachusetts Republican State Committee”. Unfortunately (Freudian-ly?), on the larger State Committee mailing, they list three dates: Black Friday, White Christmas and “Brown Tuesday”, referring rather inartfully to election day this Tuesday the 19th.

“Brown Tuesday”. Well, I know the first thing I thought of when I read “Brown Tuesday” and I don’t think it’s what the Republicans wanted me to think of. But I will check the bottoms of my shoes when I head to the polls Tuesday...

3 comments:

dancingmorganmouse said...

erk!

Roo said...

dumb... funny, but dumb for Mr Brown (US one, not our Aussie one with fancy striped swim shorts ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM & Roo -
Yes, we're careful to make the distinction between candidate Brown and the real (and beloved) Mr. Brown - he of the snazzy swim trunks and pink sailing pants!
;o)
- Lee