Me Talk Pretty One Day
posted at 11:15 am on November 14, 2009 by Track-A-'Crat
The public autopsies performed on Creigh Deeds’ lackluster gubernatorial campaign have been comprehensive, but that’s no reason not to exhume the cadaver and prod it some more.
This particular error ranks far down the index of Deeds’ brainfarts (if his painful confusion surrounding issues of taxation scored a 10, then this is more like a 2), but it’s revealing about his run as a whole, nonetheless.
Because the carelessness of the candidate in his own preparation was reflected by his team in their meticulously proof-read “Deomcratic Sample Ballot.”
I know that these election crib sheets are popular, but c’mon. If you cannot figure out how not to invalidate your own ballot, then your vote rightfully won’t count. And if you haven’t bothered to work out for whom to cast your vote, then you shouldn’t be able to rely on some cheat sheet for direction.
As far as guarantees of minimal brain activity go, it ain’t exactly setting the bar high.
Or maybe this was a tactic of the Democrat strategists to expose their candidate’s common touch? The ability to read and write proficiently, after all, is a hallmark of elitism and inequality. And it’s not the first time that this administration has eschewed the diktats of traditional spelling: remember this? And this?
Dan Quayle, your redemption is at hand.