Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Texas, My Texas

I'm going to be represented by a dead woman in the Texas legislature.

8 of 51 precincts - 16 percent
Glenda Dawson, GOP (i) 9,578 - 63 percent
Anthony Dinovo, Dem 5,631 - 37 percent

Glenda Dawson passed away a few months ago. What do these results tell us about the intelligence of the average voter? State rep. Dennis Bonnen campaigned for her, so maybe that's why she won.


  1. I suppose that, given the quality of some live people who get elected (there's at least one Member of Parliament around here who fits the bill) being represented by a dead person could be considered an improvement.

  2. Jeff Meyerson2:26 PM

    It reminds me of the Robin Williams routine about how the people of Missouri voted for a dead man in preference to John Ashcroft, with good reason as it turned out.