Gov. Slaughter: “If Called, I Will Serve”

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Election night brought all sorts of surprises: while Republicans swept the major races, the biggest winner was booze, with beer & wine sales propositions passing in Dallas, Addison, University Park, Lancaster, and beyond. With an economy this rough, government should never stand between a man and his whiskey. Still, the biggest headline was in the Texas governor’s race, in a story that has been shockingly ignored by local media: the heroic third place finish by one Reid Slaughter.

I learned of my good fortune late this afternoon, when You+Dallas staffers returned from the polls and announced that they had written in my name for Texas Governor. I could certainly understand the decision: disenfranchised, hungry for new leadership, and anxious to receive a raise of any kind, these idealistic young journalists and filmmakers turned to the one they believe can lead our state to the Promised Land … or perhaps give them a better parking space. So, if Rick Perry [2,658,000 votes] or Bill White [1,977,000 votes] cannot serve for any reason (accidents happen!), then yours truly [4 votes, possibly 5 if the brown-nosing freelancer actually wrote me in] will move into the Governor’s Mansion, order one of those cool reclining massage chairs with a Lone Star seal on it, and govern us to prosperity. Applications for my cabinet of advisors begins now.

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5 Responses to “Gov. Slaughter: “If Called, I Will Serve””

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  2. Yeah, I want to be Head of Slaughter Propaganda; I have a great idea about how we can use private planes and paper fliers to get our message out!

  3. Kendall Shiffler says:

    Wish I would have known there was a contingency voting, I might have considered a write in as well! Reid Slaughter 2012! :)

  4. Sarah Beauregard says:

    RS12! I’m in!

  5. kerstenrettig@yahoo.com says:

    I’m there . . can I be your PR person?