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November 09, 2012


Charles Beasley and Earl K Wood were both elected despite dying ahead of the November 6 vote

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)


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You can Guess the State when I tell you that Mr. Wood was 96.

First, do no harm

Cue the inevitable "In Chicago, it's only the voters who are dead" jokes.

And a Florida driver's license.

Bill Hudgens beat me to it:
At least they cannot fail to follow the Hypocratic Oath: First, do no harm"

Don't forget Texas.

Wait. Haven't we had a "do nothing" Congress for the last few years?
Maybe they just ran for the wrong office.

Here in the Great and Sovereign State o' Georgie, a sheriff was re-elected while under criminal indictment, and in a Congressional race, 4000 voters wrote in "Charles Darwin" against an unopposed Republican who had declared evolution and other areas of science “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

Unfortunately Darwin lost.

"I have stood next to death, and people liked him better." -- Dan Fielding

But do they still have to buy health care?

Sounds like the US Senate. Wasn't there:

99 year old from SC ?
93 year old from WV ?
75 year old from Mass with a giant brain tumor ?

None of these people thought of retiring because "The country needed them!"

As DeGaulle once told a subordinate: "The cemetery is full of indespensible people."

Consider Mel Carnahan (D-MO):

November 1998: Filed papers to run for US Senate against John Ashcroft
October 2000: Killed in a plane crash the night the Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs by the Mets. Ashcroft suspended his campaign out of respect.
November 2000: Elected to the US Senate.

I'll win that seat if that's the last thing I do! Or even after that.

The ultimate term limit.

We had a guy running for office here in N.C. and he wanted to us to become a sovereign state with our own currency. Fortunately he lost although he still received about 40% of the vote.

The rise of the Sit On My Face Party is terribly worrisome.

it was a stiff competition

Dead? No excuse for laying off work!

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