In Other Election News ...
GOP PAC gets a reprieve, Bush loses the matchbook vote, and Barr backs Badnarik
From the Department of Pre-emptive Victory: While the general election is still several days away, the Diamond matchbook company has, apparently and subtly, already declared a presidential victory for John Kerry. Diamond the country's premiere matchbook maker features a U.S. Presidents collectible matchbook series (available in the "deluxe size" match "caddy," containing 50 matchbooks) depicting the chief executives and laying out their vital stats. Naked City recently acquired the George W. Bush version, which proclaims Bush a lame duck: according to the matchbook, Bush, born in 1946 and not dead yet, served the country as president from 2001-2005. That's all she wrote, folks: Vote Nov. 2 to make it official. Jordan Smith
Austinite and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael Badnarik picked up a pretty high-profile defection from the Republican camp last week former Georgia congressman and right-wing ideologue Bob Barr. The Badnarik campaign proudly trumpeted Barr's support in an e-mail gee, Michael, are you trying to encourage people to not vote for you? Lee Nichols