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Village Re-Elects Dead Mayor

By Wyatt Earp | June 17, 2008

And, believe it or not, the village was not Philadelphia!

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The residents of a Romanian village knowingly voted in a dead man as their mayor in Sunday’s municipal election, preferring him to his living opponent.

Neculai Ivascu, 57, who ran the village for almost two decades, died from liver disease just after voting began — but still won the election by a margin of 23 votes.

A local official said the authorities decided to keep the poll open in case Ivascu’s opponent, Gheorghe Dobrescu, won, avoiding the need for a re-run.

In fairness, the election was held in Romania, birthplace of Vlad the Implaer, aka Dracula. Maybe they thought Ivascu would rise from the dead.

Here is the best line from the story. I think it sums up the feelings of the anti-Obama crowd:

“I know he died, but I don’t want change,” a pro-Ivascu villager told Romanian television. (H/T - )

Neither do we, pal. Neither do we.

Topics: Politics |

6 Responses to “Village Re-Elects Dead Mayor”

  1. USA_Admiral Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Change is on the way. McCain is only slightly different. I think he is already suffering from Alzheimer’s.

  2. Jim Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Frank Rizzo is mayor again?

    (I guess I should really read the posts before I post comments, huh?)

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Admiral - Hell, it worked out well for Reagan!

    Jim - Understandable. I’d vote for Frank in a minute!

  4. RT Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Heh…they don’t want change. Obama would not be pleased. He would then accuse them of being change-ists.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    RT - Change-ists. I am so stealing that!

  6. marvin Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Does this set the stage for a victory by zombie-Reagen come election time?