Prepare to have your stereotypes shattered: He’s a young white male with a goatee who’s been alienated from politics by George Bush.

On the U.S. Senate section of the ballot, the oval for Al Franken was filled in. But at the bottom was a write-in for Lizard People. Lucas Davenport says it was meant as a joke.

“I don’t know if you’ve heard the conspiracy theory about the Lizard Men,” said Davenport. “A friend of mine, we didn’t like the candidates, so we were at first going to write in revolution, because we thought that was good and to the point. And then, we thought the Lizard People would be even funnier, and there was kind of a running inside gag between some friends and I.”…

“I mean, it was on ‘Hardball,’ and there was serious discussion about it, it’s ridiculous. If Lizard People, in plural, is written in on the ballot, I don’t think it should be taken seriously, whatsover, and this animosity is just wonderful,” said Davenport.

His ballot was tossed, which makes it me 1, Patterico 0. Good news from Politico, though: The recount melodrama could drag on for another month, with Franken favored to eke out a victory thanks to the fact that so many Democratic voters are “free-spirited,” i.e. stupid.

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