Wednesday, 11 February 2015

mokie: Cartoon dollar bill demands that you dance! (holiday political)
Today we celebrate the birth of Mel Carnahan, Missouri's - and the United States' - first zombie senator.

The actual story: during his second term as governor of Missouri, Carnahan ran for the U.S. Senate, until a fatal airplane crash ended his life. It didn't end his campaign, though: since it was too late to withdraw his name and enter a new candidate, his widow ran in his place, with the campaign slogan "I'm Still With Mel."

Maybe to the political scientists out there, it's more interesting that Missouri would rather elect a dead man than see John Ashcroft re-elected, but personally, I like the 'zombie senator' version, and welcome our new undead overlords.

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