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Thursday, April 17, 2008

What're You Cooking, Sweetie? The Pollster is Asking...

How about this: figuring out people's politics by their menu choices

QUOTE For example, Dr Pepper is a Republican soda. Pepsi-Cola and Sprite are Democratic. So are most clear liquors, like gin and vodka, along with white wine and Evian water. Republicans skew toward brown liquors like bourbon or scotch, red wine and Fiji water.
When it comes to fried chicken, he said, Democrats prefer Popeyes and Republicans Chick-fil-A.
“Anything organic or more Whole Foods-y skews more Democratic,” Mr. Dowd said. UNQUOTE

Who knew the pollsters were rifling through our grocery store receipts, garbage and credit histories to find our preferences? And what about the Crunchy Cons and the Left Libertarians?
Do they just exist to confuse the pollsters?

A man I know works for Gallup, the bigtime polling group. He was so confused after the New Hampshire primary. "They lied to us" he kept saying. Disappointed.

Right. As if whatever some poor droning college kid wage slave in a call center asks you while you're busy helping with homework, making dinner, feeding the pets, geting ready for work etc etc is going to be answered with perfect truthful candor. Or maybe they all DID answer the pollsters truthfully, and the Diebolds were hacked.

I'm going for some free-range eggs and whole wheat toast. Can anybody tell me how I'll be voting?


Moqui Takoda said...

your blog is beautiful. i am from Lincoln. I have a blog which has poetry and another which has fables and stories and i have another for adult, romantic poetry ... none of these may interest you, but your blog here is beautifully done with style and taste ... just wanted you to know. :) i have been extensively published in semi prestigous publications (poetry) and plan to market two novels, another one of fables and another one of poetry as soon as I can ... I have had a novel accepted for publication but then it was shelved , although I was paid for it, so am pursuing other pathways ... i believe the internet is the pathway of the future for writers ... not vanity publishers, but publishers such as LULU will perhaps prevail .. anyway, I love your site, and peace to you. Moqui

Deborah said...

Thank you Moqui for your kind words. While I lack interest in either the adult or romantic genre, fables and teaching tales are sometimes interesting. Kind regards.