Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Regular readers know that I'm a veritable typo machine, but then I'm not not running for the United States Senate.
Granted, Masachussets is tough to spell, but I think we need to demand at least that from our Senators.
It should be a norm that if you can't spell the name of your own state, you can't be elected Senator of said state. You can't represent what you can't spell.
That said, I would not hold any of the 98 other Senators to correctly spelling "Massachusetts" without spell check. It makes "Mississippi" look like "New York."
Martha Coakley is having a bad week, politically speaking:
"Attorney General Martha Coakley’s crackdown on Bay State gardening clubs for failing to file financial disclosure forms has left some green thumbs fearing arrest – and many sore at the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.
Linda Jean Smith, president of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, has been besieged with calls from frightened, angry members after a prickly Jan. 4 letter from Coakley’s office declared many of them were breaking the law for failing to file their financial records for the past four years.
“One club president asked me if she was going to be led away in handcuffs,” said Smith, adding that many members are in nursing homes or in Florida. “These ladies are confused.”
It makes "Mississippi" look like...
"M-I-S, S-I-S, S-I-P-P-I...It used to be so hard to spell, it used to make me cry, but since I've studied spelling, it's just like pumpkin pie, M-I-S, S-I-S, S-I-P-P-I...."
(From a cartoon I saw when I was a kid. Might have been one of those Harman-Ising cartoons...)