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Those people should not be put in jail they should be given the key to the city.
It may be politically incorrect to say this but that does not make it any less true: The people who fall for that scam are not exactly the same voters that ideally you want voting anyway.
So those scammers are actually doing society a favor. Under election law it may be technically referred to as a crime, however, in evolutionary science, it's referred to as thinning the heard.
Friday night, I was enjoying The Who at the Greensboro Coliseum when I was stunned to look over and see Guilford County Attorney Mark Payne at the concert. Now, if you ask me, a man of his age, stature and station in life one who represents the entire legal branch of Guilford County government should not be attending a rock concert, gallivanting around, rocking and rolling at all hours of the night.
What makes it even worse is that, at the concert, he was wearing jeans and a T-shirt not one of the very serious-looking suits that he should wear everywhere he goes in public since he's representing Guilford County.
It's like when you are a kid and you see a teacher somewhere outside of school like in a grocery store or somewhere and you, stunned, look at your teacher and you are like, "Miss Johnson, what in the world are you doing here!?" And she looks at you and says, "Uh, I'm buying groceries," and you know that there's really no law against a teacher being out in public like that but you also know deep down that there is something really wrong about it because they are not supposed to be seen outside of the school. Teachers aren't supposed to be running around in the real world like that.
Much less be at a rock concert of all things.
Mitt Romney was doing very well there a week or so before the elections, and I never thought in a million years that, in the last week, Obama would be saved by a nature channel named National Geographic, a post-tropical cyclone named Sandy and a Republican governor named Chris Christie.
And I might throw in that mix, by the way, the highly mysterious drop in the price of gas right before the election.
I didn't see all that coming that confluence of forces working together for Obama at the last minute like that.
Before the election, no one had ever heard of Sandy; Chris Christie was thought to be a staunch Romney supporter; and no one knew that National Geographic even had a dog in that game.
Just before the election, I watched the National Geographic movie The Raid on Osama bin Laden, and it ended with Obama's speech after the killing, with flags waiving, people cheering and music swelling over his announcement.
I couldn't believe National Geographic was airing this blatant piece of propaganda on Sunday, Nov. 4, two days before the election. I found out later and this is no joke that, in the original version of the movie, they had a sound bite of Romney speaking of the ill-advised nature of taking action in Pakistan without telling the Pakistani government first. They were made to take that part out because it was just too over the top obvious. Still, it was an odd coincidence that they aired that movie two nights before the election.
On the other hand, this is National Geographic, and I suppose you could have guessed that they were liberal all along because when I was growing up, they were the only ones bringing female frontal nudity into the elementary schools.
Oh well, don't despair: Four years will be over before you know it, and when it is, the country will no doubt finally be ready for the Herman Cain/Sarah Palin ticket, which will no doubt be victorious, and I'll bet that when that happens, on the day after Election Day 2016, there will be free pizza for everyone.