Better Dead Than Republican

I was going to write a really snarky comment about Karl Rove and ‘the math‘. Then there was the Rumsfeld ‘resignation.’ Then I was going to research Colorado Terrorist Squirrels‘ who, according to Wonkette and CNN disrupted voting on 41 laptops Tuesday.

But all of that pales in comparison to the following AP story.

 A woman who died two months ago won a county commissioner’s race in Jerauld County on Tuesday.

Democrat Marie Steichen, of Woonsocket, got 100 votes, defeating incumbent Republican Merlin Feistner, of Woonsocket, who had 64 votes.

Jerauld County Auditor Cindy Peterson said she believes the county board will have to meet to appoint a replacement for Steichen. Peterson said she’ll check with the state’s attorney to be sure that’s the process.

Peterson said voters knew Steichen had died.

“They just had a chance to make a change, and we respect their opinion.”

That has to hurt. Better dead than Republican.

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