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  • WARNING: Political opinion lies herein.

    NEWS FLASH: Romney Fails to Get Majority: Must Split Delegates with Santorum, Paul.
    GOP Head Cries Foul! Wants Investigation!

    Sweet little Vermont. Such a cute state, makes that maple syrup and cheddar cheese. Never gets into political spats. Or...

    For those of you who missed this, and I’m sure there are few of you out there who did, I heard this news item from my local public radio station. And it pissed me off.

    Yes indeedy.

    Let me get this straight. The new head of the Vermont GOP wants the Secretary of State to investigate (excuse me, while he backpedals: “examine”) the shameless, woeful, shocking, unfair behavior of Democrats who, One Nation Under God forbid, asked for a Republican ballot as part of a grand scheme to sabotage and monkey around with the results, to wit: Voting for someone other than Mitt Romney so he wouldn’t get all the state’s delegates.

    A gay man told a local news operation that he voted for Rick Santorum, the man who wants to outlaw gay marriages because he wants to “prolong the GOP primary as long as possible” to give Obama a better shot.

    There you go.

    But you may need more proof.

    I confess: I voted for Ron Paul. I did so with evil, malicious and nefarious intentions.

    I like Sen. Paul. He seems a nice crank, likes peace, speaks his mind. I think he’s a bit whacko with this whole gold thing and lets-get-rid-of the-Fed thing, but hey, at least he doesn’t wait for the latest flash poll before he opens his mouth.

    Which brings me to my dark heart. I don’t like Mitt Romney. In an earlier time he would have worn Brylcreem and his hair would have glistened. His smile looks botoxed. His stances on issues seem balanced on a small icefloe bouncing in and out on the tide. And I cannot abide having a billionaire in the White House.


    So yes, Mr. GOP, I crossed over and tried to sabotage Mitt’s effort to gain all of our state’s delegates. I did so at 9:07 on Tuesday March 6 in the Town Hall of Hinesburg, VT when I requested, and was given, a Republican ballot by a voting official, who, I might add, is a friend of mine and knows perfectly well that I’m a Democrat. But she did so and I took said ballot and carefully filled in the appropriate box beside the name of Ron Paul and I did so with full and malicious intent to make hay with the results.

    And I exercised my One Nation Under God constitutional right to cast my ballot for whomever I damn well feel like for whatever hair-brained, ill-conceived, ill-informed, malicious, nefarious, unfair reason I might have possessed.

    Just like any other American.

    So there.

    Lock me up.

    ... I gotta get back to sugaring.
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