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August 9th, 2009

You Can Fool Some Of The People Some Of The Time, And All Of The People Some Of The Time, But You Can Fool Yourself All Of The Time

If the anti-gay petition drive in Washington State fails due to too many invalid signatures, the sweet justice of it might be that their own anti-gay base believed the same signature gathering lies they were telling everyone else.  This from The Seattle PI blog:

Signature error rate too high for anti-gay referendum

The numbers for Thursday’s count showed 6,483 checked and 935 rejected, for a cumulative daily error rate of 14.42 percent, said secretary of state spokesman Dave Ammons.

…and this from the comments:

I think the lying on the part of supporters may have hurt them with the error rate.

Imagine someone in Kent waddling up to the Walmart and encountering someone with a petition to "repeal domestic partnerships for gays." They sign it and go in for a triple pounder with cheese before buying lead-filled Chinese crap for their kids.

Then 5 weeks later, they role out of their SUV at the Olive Garden and see someone with a petition to "ban same sex marriage." They go ahead and sign it, not realizing that it’s the same one they signed 5 weeks ago because the paid petition gatherer lied to them.

Ta da—duplicate signatures.

…it would be sweet, sweet justice.

One Response to “You Can Fool Some Of The People Some Of The Time, And All Of The People Some Of The Time, But You Can Fool Yourself All Of The Time”

  1. Valorie Says:

    Unfortunately, ONE of those dups will still be allowed. It’s close, and getting closer, and if it’s on the ballot we have to vote YES to uphold domestic partnerships!
    The whole thing is the sort of sad politcal soap opera with real consequences that Washington state seems to foster.
     

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