Montana Jones

Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.

Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A survey

Voice On Phone:
I am conducting a survey on behalf of the Montana Republican Party, it will take less than 60 seconds.
Uhhh, okay.
Do you support the display of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of courthouses in Montana?
Uhhhmm. [Thinks to self: free speech is good, propaganda is bad.] I'm sorry I don't know enough about the issue to comment on it.
Do you support more restrictions on gun ownership?
Uhhhmm. [Thinks to self: What restrictions? This couldn't possibly be a biased survey could it?] I support the constitution of the United States, including the second amendment.
Do you support increased restrictions on abortion?
Uhhhmm. [Thinks to self: What restrictions? How can any reasonable person say yes or no to any of these questions?] I don't know enough about the issue to comment on it.
Do you support the current war on terror?
Uhhhmm. [Thinks to self: If I don't say yes am I am bad person?] I don't know enough about the issue to comment on it.
Are you a member of the republican party or the democratic party?
[Thinks to self: A leading question if I ever heard one. A high school kid knows to ask "which party are you affiliated with?"] I'm not with either party.
Thank you, this survey has been conducted by the Montana Republican Party. It has not been sponsored by any candidate or office holder. For more information you can visit our website at Thank you for your time.

Note to the Montana GOP (democrats this applies to you too). It is not lost on me that this survey was designed to generate an emotional set of answers to some hot button topics. It reduced very complicated issues down to black and white thinking and failed to acknowledge alternatives to the answers you wanted to hear. The only way you could make this survey more skewed would be to change the questions to "Do you support godless heathens in the judiciary?" or "Should we allow innocent Americans to be brutally murdered in terrorist attacks?" I am looking forward to your soon to be issued press release that shows how much Montanans surveyed love GOP policy.

If you were truly interested in what is best for this country or even in getting my vote you would not ask me about your pet issues and try to skew the results toward your existing policy. Instead ask what issues are important to me and let me tell you how to vote on them. You know, actually represent me in my government.

i find the gop survey no more slanted than the dem survey. they both are slanted, equally, but opposite...
I agree with you though, in that they should allow us to speak our mind in what each one of us actually thinks, and why we think this way... at least this would be honest... would it not?
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