If the gubernatorial election were held on Facebook...

If you're over the age of 25, it's completely normal for you to not be on facebook or myspace. Don't worry about it; just read about in in Fortune. Besides, Myspace jumped the shark a year ago anyway.

On facebook, you can join groups. What gubernatorial candidate has the most members in his/her group?

"He ain't Kinky, he's my governor" has 10,276 members. I hear that at least 12 of them are actual Texans who are registered to vote. Ok, more seriously, of the folks I know who are in this group, pretty much all of them are white liberals. And I'm pretty sure that of the folks I know, most of 'em aren't registered to vote in Texas. Take from that what you will.

"Texans for Rick Perry" has 665 members, including one of the governor's campaign staffers...his son.

"Chris Bell for Governor" has 50 members. That's actually the Rice group, the global group has less. I think there may be a UTexas group with quite a bit more than 50, but I can't see it.

"One Tough Grandma for Texas Governor" has . . . 12 members.

Let's recap:

10276 Kinky Friedman
665 (yikes!) Rick Perry
50 Chris Bell
12 Strayhorn
I skimmed through the Rick Perry group to see if I knew anyone. Nope. But the group is full of cute girls. Now I'm not saying Republicans are better looking...wait, yes I am.

You might call this a meaningless post. I call it original reporting. I plan to beat this horse update this post several times through election day.

Posted by Evan @ 09/10/06 05:59 AM


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