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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

If even a blind squirrel can find a nut now and then…

…then a squirrel with perfect vision can miss one sometimes, right?

A big thank you to FoxPolitics proprietor Jo Egelhoff, for fixing my boo-boo this morning. It was my turn to guest-columnize over there today, so I wrote something last night, and lo and behold, sent her the wrong file: a first draft I just threw together Sunday afternoon. Turns out I accidentally saved my re-writes to another folder.


Anyway, because she’s got absolutely nothing better to do these days (/sarcasm), she fixed it after I sent her the correct version, which, by the way, is available here:

Third candidates never win elections: they cause other candidates to lose. Count the examples: Ed Thompson prevented a Scott McCallum win in 2002. Ralph Nader did the same for Al Gore in 2000. Ross Perot in 1992. Teddy Roosevelt in 1912.

In every case, the third candidate placed a distant third. In every case, the second-place candidate might have won, had the third-placer not run in the first place.

We’ll see much the same thing happen this year, with a twist.
On the upside, she mistook my first draft for a finished product, which means my first drafts aren’t too bad.

Either that, or my finished products are no improvement.