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]