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Me Talk Pretty One Day

posted at 11:15 am on November 14, 2009 by

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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 thisAnd this?

Dan Quayle, your redemption is at hand.


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Maybe it is an amalgram:

Deo — god
m — as in mmmm mmmm mmmm; see above
cratic — a polite way of saying, wow, do we have a raging case of the hershey squirts


GnuBreed on November 14, 2009 at 4:52 PM

A Sedaris title, and a funny find. Excellent.

di butler on November 14, 2009 at 6:33 PM

GnuBreed: I admire your imagination.

di butler: Good spot – I’m not a big Andy Sedaris fan, but he has his moments and that title was genius. The ballot paper was on my desk (well, on the floor by it, to be more precise) for days before I noticed the hideous spelling mistake. Do the Dems bother to check anything/one before just going ahead, regardless?

Track-A-'Crat on November 14, 2009 at 7:42 PM

This would be a hilarious Onion piece, if it weren’t real.

Dem’s complain about “confusing ballots” losing them votes, but they put out templates for the plainest ballots I’ve ever seen–and yet they still want to float the narrative that pubbies are dumb.

Colorado Democrats went out of their way in 2008 to attract the normally woefully-underrepresented high school dropout, after polling dropouts and finding out that they would vote overwhelmingly Democrat.

I really wouldn’t be surprised if ACORN wouldn’t pass these out in their Get Out the Vote canvassing.

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