Monday, November 3, 2008

Vote for Tom Update

Last week I wrote about how there were signs on Independence that said "Vote For Tom". I was still curious about them since I haven't been able to find out anything more. So, this morning I decided to pull over in the Chili's parking lot and walk out to the edge of the road where all the election signs are and take a picture of it.

It didn't go quite as smoothly as I had hoped it would. The road was A LOT further from the Chili's parking lot than I had thought it was. So, I took off running across the grass towards the road (one of the busiest in Charlotte, btw) in my work clothes and carrying my nice camera. I had looked for my little inexpensive one, but I couldn't find it this morning. I got about half way across the grass before realizing that - Duh! - my nice camera has a super-zoom (yes, that's the technical term, shut up!), so I didn't have to go all the way out to the road to get a clear picture. I snapped the picture and then took off back across the grass.

As it turns out, the sign is for a guy named Tom White who is running for a Delgate seat in the NC House for the Republican party. Had I been able to find out what "Vote For Tom" meant, I think it would have been an ingenious and inexpensive marketing tool. But, since I couldn't find a clear meaning for "Vote for Tom" I think it fell flat. Seriously, not every fool is going to park her car to find out what the sign says.

Just this fool.


Diane said...

Ha! And you're not even a Republican fool! Wait, is that redundant? ;) Anyway, poor Tom. Poor idiot, Republican Tom.

Protege said...

Mel, glad you found out who Tom is.;)
Have a happy election day.:)

Heinous said...

I can't even vote for Tom. I feel cheated.

everydaysies said...

Yeah, there has been some "Vote for Bubba" signs down here in South Carah-lah-nah and we've all been confused about which Bubba they're talking about ... there were 4 on the ballot. I voted for the first one. Mom