Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Groundhog, er, Election Day

Joey Porter’s pit bulls did their civic duty and voted today … just not for the mother of New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who seems like a fine fellow. We wish him a speedy recovery following Sunday’s game against the Steelers at Heinz Field.

You’ve probably heard about his mother, who is running for office in Texas (surprised?). She was using Drew’s image in her campaign ads, despite their having a “nonexistent” relationship for the past six years.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, “Drew Brees said that when he heard about the spots, he called his mother and asked her to stop them. She did not return his calls or stop using his image, he said, and his agent sent her a letter Oct. 20 threatening legal action.”

Another example of democracy in action. Now, if we could only get it to work as well in Iraq.

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