Mock chicken is not endorsing any particular candidate in today’s Toronto-Danforth provincial by-election. (Our old member of provincial parliament quit to run federally and lost. Bummer.) In fact, Mock chicken has been shaking hands with candidates in the mornings at the subway station and telling them all that she’s not a Canadian citizen, but she’d vote for them if she could. What’s a little white lie in a situation like this?
This is the context from an EMERGENCY E-mail from Mr. Mock this morning, with the subject line ‘CRAP’:
Guess what! I can’t vote because I am not on the voter’s list!
Reading the fine print, I see that if I did not receive a voter card,
I had until yesterday to be added. This will be my first missed
election for which I am eligible since day one!
OMG! Electoral emergency! Civic crisis!
But really, awwww! Some of you will remember that Mr. Mock remembers fondly the first time he voted. Not unlike those savant-people who can tell you what happened on a random date in the past, Mr.Mock can tell you who he voted for in every election, where he was, and probably what he was wearing.
It’s rather endearing.