A Politician By Any Other Name…

A politician in Idaho has found a way to circumvent the laws around keeping issues off of the ballot. He simply changed his middle name to Pro-Life and then legally dropped his first and last names. (The first part I’ve certainly heard of before, but I didn’t know you could legally go by one name only. I thought Cher was just too popular for the law, I guess.)

Anyway, the politican formerly known as Marvin Richardson hopes that enough people will think this is a really fantastic idea and vote for him. I expect this will fail, just as most truly monumentally fantastic ideas do.

What makes this worse is that for some reason ex-Marvin decided to change his son’s middle name as well. His 10-year old son is now named Grant Pro-Life Richardson.  [via AdFreak]

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~ by nhak on September 23, 2006.

3 Responses to “A Politician By Any Other Name…”

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  2. OK, you want to fuck with your own name, fine. You go and screw your own life up. But for god’s sake, don’t do it to your kids. I think that is parental cruelty right there.

    This reminds me of the libertarian in Washington state some years who changed his name to Nobody. He ran for Lt. Governor, and his promise was that as soon as he was in office he would eliminate the position, saying it was a completely useless one. Naturally, he failed.

  3. What a great way to ensure your children will grow up to be serial killers.

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