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.


Brent McKee said...

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.

Jeff Meyerson said...

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.

Duane Swierczynski said...

Better dead than red.