Puzzles and politics
Tuesday June 10th 2014, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Family,Politics

Just for fun: my cousin Dan, a math teacher, got his puzzle published in the New York Times.

While I marvel at the political puzzle of the day, political junkie that I am. Eric Cantor, the man so close and so desperate to be Speaker of the US House, down in flames, defeated in Virginia’s primary today by an unknown with almost no funding.

One commenter on the Washington Post explained his vote between the two Tea Partiers: his neighbor recently stepped into a local shop and did a doubletake and exclaimed, It’s Eric Cantor! (Surely expecting a handshake, because that’s what politicians do on being recognized by their constituents, right?)

“That’s *Congressman* Cantor.”

Interesting times.

If you’ve got a primary still coming up or a runoff, vote! Eighty-six percent in Virginia did not, and by staying home today they made history. And elected a Brat, perhaps this time in name only. (Edited to add, or maybe they painted themselves a Rep. Brat who’ll become an old master at the fine art of politicking.)

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if he’s actually a “brat” remains to be seen I guess — it never ceases to amaze me that we can be all about sending our youngsters all over the world to attempt to install democracy in every corner but we don’t care enough to get out and vote!

Comment by Bev 06.11.14 @ 8:30 am

Politics are crazy.
Congrats to Dan on his puzzling publication! 🙂

Comment by Pam 06.11.14 @ 10:30 am

It’s remotely possible that the other side might win in November. Remote, I know, but, hey, they both teach at the same college, no less. (I’m not even going to TRY that scoring test but I know someone who will enjoy it. Great to get it published.)

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 06.11.14 @ 3:17 pm

I can only take some satisfaction in NOT being in HIS district. Close, and in my earlier years, I was… but…

Comment by Channon 06.11.14 @ 6:32 pm

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