This Tuesday is voting day. There’s a big race between Brad Sherman and Howard Berman—two Democrats who have been serving the Valley forever vying for one congressional seat, thanks to redistricting. It’s one of those elections where you have to dig a little deeper to make a thoughtful decision.
These two guys have boosted the printing industry like nobody’s business. Every day my mail carrier brings another picture of each of them, so I got an idea on how to choose…ask Princess Piggy Poo. I figure she’s at home listening to NPR all day while I’m getting my jollies with Howard Stern on my hellish commute. I’m sure she’s heard stuff. Plus, she’s a little conservative, so who better to choose the best liberal?
I sat Princess Piggy Poo on my lap and held up a picture of Sherman in my right hand, Berman in my left. Her thoughtfulness was quite surprising and appealing—first glances at Berman, then sniffs at Sherman. She seemed to study each card and sway from one to the other. It took her quite awhile, to the point where I started wondering how I would know when she did decide.
Like most things, you just know. Princess Piggy Poo took one last look at Sherman and then ambled toward Berman and took a big bite. It looked like a dangling chad. Then she took another bite. Berman’s her candidate. Will she influence my vote? Let’s see what happens on Tuesday.