Dem. Congressional Candidate Announces Plans To Use Reddit to Govern if Elected, Uses “Lol”
Last night, Virginia democratic congressional candidate Dr. Wynn LeGrow announced (via advisor and Vanity Fair contributor Barrett Brown) on Reddit that if he’s elected, he’ll create a Reddit forum that his aides will monitor for suggested legislation and input.
The full title of his announcement thread is “IAmA Democratic congressional candidate for Virginia’s 4th district and an atheist; my opponent, founder of the Prayer Congress, won’t debate me. If elected, I’ll create a sub-reddit and have my aides monitor it for suggested legislation and input in general.”
And it’s currently the #2 thread on Reddit’s “Top Scoring” page. In the thread itself, Brown encourages Redditors to reply with any questions they have. Brown ensures Redditors that he’s convinced LeGrow to answer as many of them as he can in a future Reddit post.
And LeGrow (via Barrett Brown) is already of to an… interesting start. So far, LeGrow/Brown has already called his opponent, Randy Forbes, an incompetent coward, called a commenter and the entire city of Dallas “dumb,” said “lol,”, and responded, when asked where his campaign money comes from, “In our case, it comes from nowhere.” Strange?
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I wish to God I’d had a list like this when I was 23.
Answer phones better than anyone else has answered phones before. Relay messages so brilliant, they bring people to tears. Turn the coffee run into the choreography of Swan Lake. Become best friends with every intern and every underling and every taxi driver you encounter.
I remember taking the pen and notebook from that woman outside the courtroom, flipping to a clean page in the book, and writing, JESSICA IS SAD in big, bold, uncoordinated letters. “My sister is going to be a good writer someday! Look at how nice her lines are!”
To begin, I got totally screwed over in the dental genes department. I was born with a pretty severe overbite and a mouth that was too small.