Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Decision 2044: Lincoln v. Maylyn

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Monday night featured the first debate of the 2044 Presidential race. The election is still 1,982 weeks away, but we got a preview of the early favorites, kindergarteners Lincoln and Maylyn. They got a little help honing their message from Republican strategist Frank Luntz. Although I favor Maylyn's proposal for affordable cootie insurance, I have to go with Lincoln as the sentimental favorite, just on namesake value. Of course, Logan Lerman (Bobby McCallister in Jack & Bobby on the WB in 2004–05) will be running for re-election in 2044, so it might be tough going.

Incidentally, there are four members of the 109th Congress named Lincoln: Senatora Lincoln Chafee (R–RI) and Blanche Lincoln (D–AR), and Representatives Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R–FL 21) and Lincoln Davis (D–TN 4). Senator Chafee was defeated for re-election, so there will be only three Lincolns in Congress for the next two years. Still, Lincoln is clearly a good name for American politics, even if Lincoln Diaz-Balart was born in Cuba.

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