December 22, 2005

Overpowered By Cat

I found this bit in Broken Nails, a Saint Paul leftyblog that, I am pleased to say, doesn't suck.

According to the PiPress' "City Hall Scoop" blog, my cat beat me.

In last month's Saint Paul School Board election, the Scoop reported on the writ-ein votes that were counted:

Other multi-vote candidates included:

Jesse Ventura, former governor
Elizabeth Dickinson, green party mayoral contender
Margaret Lovejoy, school board contender eliminated in primary
Nosemarie Berg, pet cat of conservative blogger Mitch Berg
Randy Kelly, incumbent mayor
Bugs Bunny
George Bush

Further down the list:
These contenders each got one vote:

Local politicos:
George Latimer, former mayor
Billy Dinkel, Kelly campaign staffer
Anne Harris, County board candidate
John Marshall, City Council aide
John Manning, Ayd Mill Road opening opponent
Eve Stein, former City Council candidate
Don Luna, former city clerk
Ella Thayer, former City Council secretary
John Choi, lobbyist
Robert McClain, former City Council candidate
Tyrone Terrill, city Human Rights director
Tom Conlon, school board member
Ted Davis, public relations guy
Roy Magnuson, teachers union activist
Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Commissioner
Paula Maccabee, former City Council member
Sean Dunn, Expo Elementary teacher and husband of Ward 5 council aide Jennifer Dunn
Mitch Berg, conservative blogger
Matt Reinartz, former City Council aide
Cathie Hartnett, one time Congressional contender

Other one-vote names of note included:

Frank Black, Pixies frontman
Garrison Keillor, radio host

"The Simpsons":
Otto the Busdriver
Edna Crabapple
Homer Simpson

"Sesame Street" characters:
Oscar the Grouch

Radio personalities:
Joe Soucheray
Al Franken

The late:
Charles Schulz, cartoonist
Carl Sagan, astronomer
Paul Wellstone, U.S. senator
Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel
John Gregory Murray, Archbishop of St. Paul from 1931 to 1956
Fulton J. Sheen, Archbishop of Peoria and candidate for sainthood

Brad Johnson, Vikings quarterback
Mike Tice, Vikings coach
Matt Birk, Vikings lineman
Lew Ford, Twins outfielder

Oven Mitt
Captain Crunch
Un Chien Andalou (1929 French surrealist film by Luis Bunuel)
Sponge Bob
James Bond
Subcomandante Marcos
Illinois U.S. Sen. Barak Obama
Former U.S. Sen. Dean Barkley
Adolf Hitler
Dr. Frankenstein

So my cat beat Wellstone, Keillor, Barkley and Hitler - and I tied 'em.

Could be worse!

My cat thanks her loyal public.

(By the way - while I did write Noser in - it's a tactic to ensure my ballot gets counted, which it seems it did - I guarantee you I did not write my own name on the ballot)

Posted by Mitch at December 22, 2005 04:45 PM | TrackBack

"Saten" HA!

Posted by: CCK at December 22, 2005 05:17 PM

I'm pretty sure that's Mirrorsleeve Saten of the Beefalo Slavers.

Or something.

Posted by: Doug Sundseth at December 22, 2005 06:06 PM


Eva Young must have written that one in.

Posted by: Geoff at December 22, 2005 07:23 PM

I voted for Pedro, I would have voted for Mitch, but I thought his cat was the better candidate.


Posted by: pb at December 22, 2005 10:38 PM

Darn it Mitch, you linked to Broken Nails and now their account is suspended! Probably gave them more visitors in ten minutes than they've had in their entire existence.

Posted by: Dave in Pgh. at December 23, 2005 05:54 AM
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