Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Testing the Waters:

Informal survey shows Brinkley the Dog ahead of Frank Murkowski

“Brinkley for Governor”: 233 hits on Google
“Murkowski for Governor”: 39 hits on Google

This morning to gauge the tenor of the Republican gubernatorial primary here in Alaska, I conducted what admittedly is a hackneyed, but free and easy approach to pollstering* – I tested, by way of Google hits, the ranking of my two favorite candidates: Brinkley the Dog, and his antithesis, “Charismatic” Frank Murkowski. Well, if I could vote in the primary** – Brinkley the Dog would be a clear choice for me because he doesn’t accept kibble from the oil companies, he doesn’t need a private jet (although he admits he would like a deluxe, king-size Pet Crate), and while he may occasionally experience gas and repeated episodes of flatulence, as does our current governor, he is not actively trying to screw Alaskans by brokering a sweetheart deal on Alaska natural gas with his oil company cronies. Besides Brinkley is certainly far more photogenic and personable than Mr. “I-need-a-personality-transplant”. And if Google can be taken as any indication of popularity (or notoriety) – it looks like Brinkley the Dog has got Charismatic Frank licked all the way into next year.

Yes, Alaska, where a golden retriever can rise up by his simple dog-bootie straps and give a seated governor a serious run for his money (I believe that Brinkley has raised more money too, but that is just unsubstantiated rumor at this point in time). Why would anyone want to live anywhere else? This type of on-the-edge-of-your seat political drama more than makes up for the long, cold and dark nights!

*But probably just as accurate as those polls conducted by very expensive consultants.
** Which I can't because the Republicans, unlike the Democrats, closed their primaries, and it goes without saying that I would rather rot in hell than register as anything other than undeclared.

1 comment:

CabinDweller said...

Charismatic Frank?? I love it! So much so that I'm going to retire my personal fave, Frank the Bank.