2008 Surprising Pocket of McCain/Palin Support Discovered…
posted by October 29 at 15:33 PMon
…in Ballard. First, this is in the window of Elephant Gerald:
This sign could be read as a slam on McCain/Palin. On the other hand, it could be an attempt to appeal to Ballard hipsters with some of that self-deprecating humor the kids go for these days. And you’ll never guess what the password is to get on WiFi up the street at Miro Tea. Palin. The nice woman behind the counter assured me that they’re not Palin fans, not at all, and that the password is meant as a joke. She tells me they needed a five-letter password and they figured, hey, why the fuck not? Why not Palin? (Which is pretty much how John McCain figured things.) But she would say that, seeing as I was standing there wearing an Obama button.
And wearing an Obama button in Seattle? That’s a waste of time, per me, seeing as Obama’s got Washington state locked up; I should probably be wearing a Yes on I-1000 or Gregoire button if I want to make a difference. Or, if I wanna wear an Obama button, I should go wear it in a swing state like Colorado or Florida or North Carolina.
But maybe it’s not a waste of time. Maybe Obama needs a little help here in Ballard. I mean, Miro Tea needed a password with five letters… and they chose Palin… and not… Obama. Or Biden. Or the traditional Jewish spelling of Obama’s first name—Barak—which also has five letters.