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Friday, October 07, 2005

Lunch Discussions #145: The Crazification Factor

….John: Hey, Bush is now at 37% approval. I feel much less like Kevin McCarthy screaming in traffic. But I wonder what his base is —

Tyrone: 27%.

John: … you said that immmediately, and with some authority.

Tyrone: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That’s crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population….

An endorsement banner from the front page of Shane Schoeller’s campaign web site.

State Senator Jane Cunningham Endorses Schoeller


SPRINGFIELD, Mo – Republican Secretary of State Candidate Shane Schoeller, R-Willard, has been endorsed by State Senator Jane Cunningham, R-St. Louis County….

We rest our case.