frenchpony (frenchpony) wrote,
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Election Funny!

On Thursday night, while I was getting ready to attend a break fast at a friend's house, I got a phone call from one of those political surveys. It wasn't a push poll, which was kind of disappointing, because I always want to give the push pollers the exact answer that will flummox them. But it did include one rather wonderful little exchange:

Poller: Are you a) very likely, b) somewhat likely, c) somewhat unlikely, d) very unlikely to vote for Barack Obama?
FP: Very likely.
Poller: Would you say that your neighbors are a) very likely, b) somewhat likely, c) somewhat unlikely, d) very unlikely to vote for Barack Obama?
FP: Well, considering that one of my neighbors is Barack Obama . . .
Poller: (moment of stunned silence) No way . . .
FP: Yes way. This is a Hyde Park address. Barack Obama lives a few blocks down the street from me. I walk by the cop cars when I go to school.
Poller: Awesome! How cool is that!

. . . and his neutrality went straight out the window.

Gotta love the Hyde Park experience.
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