[linux-elitists] Memo from Self: To Hal with it, off with her head!
Mon Apr 22 14:08:14 PDT 2002
begin Karsten M. Self quotation of Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 03:43:41PM -0700:
> Let's get some heads on the block. I'm nominating Feinstein, though a
> sober analysis would find a key sponsor in a swing state with a narrow
> support margin and a current election. Nobody quite fits the bill in
> the current cycle. Other current co-sponsors are Fritz Hollings (D-SC),
> Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), and John Breaux
> (D-Louisana). The fact that one seat swings the senate makes things
> interesting. Feinstein's most recent election margin was 56% in 2000.
The Republicans didn't even put up a serious candidate against
Feinstein last time.
Seems like what we should be doing here in California is
concentrating on the House.
Interestingly enough, South Carolina has an adjusted Linux/Web
quotient of 13.0, (14.7 before you -Hollings) -- higher than all the
other co-sponsors' states except California, and in the top 10 for
all states. (The Linux/Web quotient is the number of results for
+linux +state_name on Google, divided by the number of thousands
of results for state_name.)
State LWQ rank
California 17.1 4
South Carolina 14.7 6
South Carolina 13.0 9 (-Hollings)
Hawaii 9.3 21
Alaska 8.0 34
Louisiana 7.5 40
"Incumbent Hollings wins close race in South Carolina" (CNN, 1998)
Now, the last thing a respectable South Carolina politican
running against Sen. Hollings needs is a bunch of crypto-using,
sidewalk-painting, self-proclaimed "geeks" from other states showing
up with the declared effect of manipulating the political process
with their money. That's enough political own-foot-shooting to
cancel out Hollings' Hollywood contributions and then some.
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