Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Judging a book by its cover

I hate to admit this, but in today's election I voted against someone based solely on her name. See, a woman named Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is running for Alabama Public Service Commission President. I'm sure she's a lovely woman, and she my be the most qualified person to be president of the Alabama Public Service Commission (honestly I have no idea what that job entails or who might be qualified for the position, but I digress). I didn't vote for her because her name is Twinkle. Really, I blame her parents. You're just not setting up your daughter for a successful political career when you give her that name!

UPDATE: Too close to call! Looks like my arbitrary vote really did count...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

She could have a successful career in many fields - hooker or stripper, clown, astronomer (star = twinkle?). She has a lot of possibilities, but an elected position in Alabama? Probably not. Aunt T

Anonymous said...

Yea what is with the first and middle name thing anyway? Mixing Twinkle with anything just doesn't work. She will probably win. MM

Robin said...

Seriously. I couldn't take Twinkle seriously.

Natalie said...

I don't know, I've seen some of your political ads. Twinkle might be the most qualified person for the job...

stephinbham said...

See? That's exactly why I DID vote for her. I mean, seriously, Twinkle? That just smacks of scandal down the road...

stephinbham said...

And, should I be at work, instead of commenting on blogs? Yeah. Yeah, I should.

Leah said...

We looked at the candidates' bios on al.com and tried to make informed decisions. Which is the first time I've done that. There was a guy running for tax assessor who had 1) a high-school diploma and 2) an EMT certificate. So I started voting just by looking at educational experience. It was scary the number of people who didn't have very much of it.