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The Tentacle


November 4, 2002

Better To Look Like A Clown Than Be One

J. D. Hulse

I was told recently that when asked why they thought Delegate Louise Snodgrass was unsuccessful at the polls in the primary, the Bartlettís responded they felt "her campaign was amateurish in nature and that if you would have seen her during the campaign, like at carnivals, she looked like a clown and that people wanted more class than that."

That isnít a very classy thing to say.

But, this is about the class act that Mrs. Snodgrass is, so please while you read it, think of the tune of the song made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand - "Send In the Clowns."

"Isnít it rich, isnít it great? Us here at last on the ground, you in midair, Vote in the clown.

Isnít it bliss, we do approve, One who keeps turning around, those who wonít move. Where are the clowns? Vote in the clown.

Just when Iíd stopped caring who runs, Finally knowing the candidate I wanted was you. Making your entrance late with your usual flair. Sure of yourself, loved ones are there.

Donít you love farce? Their fault I hear. I knew youíd want what I want, thank you, my dear. But, where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns, Quick, vote in the clown.

What a surprise, who would foresee, Iíd come to feel about you what you feel about me, Why only for now when I see that you almost drifted away, What a surprise, what a damned shame.

Isnít it rich, isnít it queer, losing your seat this late in your career? And where are the clowns, quick send in the clowns, Vote SnodgrassÖkeep her there."

While aware of this comment and itís purely hurtful intent, Mrs. Snodgrass shows her style by not letting it bother her in the least.

I say, better to "look like a clown" then behave like one.

WRITE-IN Louise Snodgrass and CONNECT the arrow and vote out the real clown.



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