I've always said, if there's one problem with West Virginia, it's that they're not racist enough. Well, that's all changed now, after a white prison inmate received more votes than President Obama in this week's Democratic primary. From CTnow.com:
President Obama has never been wildly popular in West Virginia, but Tuesday’s Democratic primary marked the state’s sharpest rejection of the president yet. A Texas prisoner, listed as Inmate No. 11593-051, received 69,766 votes, a surprising 41% of the total, showing that many West Virginians would vote for just about anyone other than Obama, regardless of their status as a felon.
I'm not surprised. First off, the inmate has a pretty sweet haircut. That's gonna get you a lot of votes right there. Secondly, people can't be expected to research or even know the person they're voting for. We're all so busy these days with jobs, families, Angry Birds and whatnot that we don't have any time to investigate the people we choose to run for President. OK, I mean, technically we could take a minute and Google them to make sure they're not incarcerated, but voting is on Tuesday mornings, and there are much more important things to do on Monday nights, like catching up on How I Met Your Mother. Will Barney overcome his fear of intimacy and settle down? Will Ted and Robyn ever realize that they're perfect for each other? These are the issues that matter to Americans. Not some stupid primary vote. And again, let's not underestimate that amazing haircut.
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