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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
What the Buckner?
Wow. It wasn't just the free beer at Jim Martin's shindig last night -- the SOS race really was that wacky. "The last shall be first," sayeth The Dude, and 2000 years later the prediction is made good. "Hi, I'm Gail Buckner, and I just showed up five minutes ago and beat you silly." Mostly, anyway. Now we'll have to see what Darryl Hicks has left in the bank for more TV ads. Personally I'd like to see a new branding strategy from the Hicks camp, simply because I've begun to find any image of the candidate just a little bit creepy because I never know if it's going to start talking to me. Interesting ads, but creepy nonetheless.
However Gail and Darryl did it, the real mystery to me is how the guy so many of us considered a front-runner not only lost, but fell in behind Miss Angela. Did that many Georgia voters really love Pootah's "vote! or die!" rap, or is that much of the Georgia Democratic electorate just not ready for a brown Secretary of State? Either way, count me both baffled and disappointed.
And maybe just a wee bit dehydrated. How was your election night? Chime in with the party reports, people.