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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Bring Back Campaign Whiskey

Jerry at The Blog From on High has a good post about campaign fraud taken from an article from the Roanoke Times.
  • APPALACHIA — At first, Christina McKinney just laughed at the suggestion that she sell her vote for a pack of cigarettes and a bag of fried pork skins.
    Then McKinney started hearing stories from her neighbors in Appalachia: They too had been approached by a supporter of a town council candidate, she said, and offered beer, booze or cigarettes in exchange for their votes.
    One year later, a state police investigation into the election continues.
Wow...Ciggs and beer. In my younger Daze we recieved campaign whiskey. During this time canidates would stump and make promises while you recieved a pint of sauce. I have never been one to turn down a drink, so I looked forward to campaign time. The last time this happened to me was a long time ago, maybe 20 years have past. The canidate was a incumbent sheriff. What is the difference in campaign whiskey and the beer tents at Shad Planking? It all seems the same to me. The local canidates at least would sit and share a sip and stump their cause. Who knows how anyone will vote when the curtain closes. I am surprised at the cheap offer of pork skins....Times have changed.
Update:
Campaign Whiskey.....WHAT A GOOD NAME FOR A BLOG!

Comments on "Bring Back Campaign Whiskey"

 

Blogger Steve said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Remember what the old Iraqi said -

Whiskey, Democracy, Sexy

 

Blogger Brian Patton said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Oh, the good old days.

I don't think I have ever been offered anything for my vote. But, I had never voted on an election day until this past year in Ohio.

Every year I voted in Virginia, I always had to vote absentee because of being away for school.

I am looking forward to pulling the handle this year. If I am offered anything cool for my vote, I will be sure and let you know.

I assume moonshine used to be what everyone around here offered for votes.

 

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