… but the wrong direction:
My own Congressional race (NH1) gets
the national spotlight, as the Onion compares
and contrasts candidates Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta:
Campaign promise:Don't get your hopes up, libertarians. It's a joke.
- Shea-Porter: Will double the maple syrup subsidy and impose a tariff on foreign foliage
- Guinta: Vows to eliminate wasteful government bodies like the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, and the Coast Guard
In the allegedly more serious Campaign Spot, Jim Geraghty
highlights today's UNH Survey Center
polling from NH Congressional
District 2, which puts Democrat Ann McLane Kuster up by
three percent over the former dreadful Republican Charlie
Bass. Commenter "Hoover" alleges that the poll oversampled
Democrats, and Bass is copacetic.
On our side of the state, the poll has Republican Frank Guinta up by 7% over current Congressperson/Toothache Carol Shea-Porter.
So: we'll see. Whenever quoting the Survey Center's polling, I feel it's necessary to point out that they had Barack Obama beating Hillary Clinton by 9% in their final poll released the day before 2008's New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Hillary wound up winning by 2.6%.
Pun Salad doffs its cap to The Economist's blogger who
the magazine's headlines on stories dealing with Chinese currency:
A yuan-sided argumentMore moan-inducing examples at the link. Because if you're punning on the Chinese monetary unit, it's difficult to stop at yuan.
Yuan small step
Yuan up, yuan down
Tell me what you yuan, what you really, really yuan
George F. Will deserves thanks
for (in his pre-election column) noting the
campaign slogan of Mark Grannis, the Libertarian candidate for
Congress in Maryland district 8: "Less we can".
Making the rounds is this
quote from Bjarne Stroustrup (perpetrator of C++):
I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.