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Subject: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/07/10 at 10:17 pm

It's been speculated as to what political campaigns are going to be like when Generation Facebook runs for office.  Will we live in a world in which the only people running for office are those who have never even seen the Internet, or will we live in a world in which we can look past our candidates' personal foibles and concentrate on policy?

Wonder no more:  Meet Krystal Ball, Democratic Congressional candidate for District 1, VA.  

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5566/kbdirty7a.jpg

(She's the one on the right.  Even if she's a Democrat.)

Raise a child up with the name of a porn star, and a few years before she runs for office, she will not have departed from it.  (But along the way, she'll have answered a few questions about Mrs. Claus and Rudolph that have puzzled me since grade school!)

The good part of this is that if she actually wins, we might see some reality returning to our expectations of our political candidates.  We all do goofy stuff at parties, and it shouldn't preclude us from running for office.  And unlike Christine, she hasn't tried to make herself out to be anything she isn't.  If anythin, I think it's fair to say that she's sorta the anti-Christine McDonnell, at least on certain positions, if you get my drift.

So Krystal, I'm making fun of you here, I don't know a damn thing about your platform, and I don't live anywhere near VA, but on behalf of everyone under 30 pondering a career in politics...


I have a message for any young woman who is thinking about running for office and has ever attended a costume party with her husband or done anything stupid on camera. Run for office. Fight for this country. Don’t let this sort of tactic deter you. Of course, I am embarrassed by these photos,that was the whole point of these political operatives when they put them up. But more than just embarrassed, I’m angry! I’m angry that when we are suffering from high unemployment, record budget deficits and a broken education system, that crass political operatives will resort to the politics of personal destruction when they can’t talk about the issues.”


...I'd like to say you go, girl..  

(And now for some gratuitous but still safe-for-work pictures I saw earlier today: because if you want moar, we got moar and moar where that came from.)

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/08/10 at 1:15 am

The parallels between porn and politics are too numerous and graphic to list here!
8-P

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Ryan112390 on 10/08/10 at 4:50 am

Poor girl. She's very beautiful too.

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Don Carlos on 10/08/10 at 10:16 am

I sure hope she wins

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Ryan112390 on 10/08/10 at 2:41 pm


I sure hope she wins


I don't. Someone real, and seemingly nice like her doesn't need to be utterly corrupted by politics.

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: JamieMcBain on 10/08/10 at 6:34 pm

Best of luck!

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Macphisto on 10/09/10 at 8:20 pm

I'd pull my the lever for her.

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/13/10 at 2:21 am

And for tonight's episode of Late-Night Bizarro-InThe00s:

Not only am I the one saying that you should pay $75 for fire protection and that the Nobel Peace Prize finally found someone who wasn't a psychotic dictator, I'm even suggesting that if you were eligible to vote in her district, you might even consider casting a vote for her on the grounds that she's got more balls in her... umm, something something guts something ovaries something dark side.

Don't take my word for it.  Read it in her own words: Krystal Ball has more guts and balls in her ovaries than her opponent does from the waist down, including the colon and testes.

"Testicles.  That is all."
  - Peter Griffin.

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/16/10 at 11:08 pm

Now it's true that Democrats aren't the only ones subject to the Generation Facebook phenomenon of having embarassing photos show up when you least expect it...

http://www.nerve.com/files/uploads/scanner/2010/10/polpjgood.jpg

Meet Blake Farenthold (R), following in Krystal Ball's footsteps.  Might be wearing fuzzy bunny slippers while he's doing it, but he's definitely following in her footsteps.

(For the record, he's the one in the blue ducky pyjamas.  And the person not in the pyjamas is a woman.  So the Republican party has that going for it...)

Anyways, in the interests of bipartisanship and establishing a precedent that Doing Stupid Stuff shouldn't preclude you from office, YOU GO, BLAKE!  All us average dudes need someone to look up to, and Blake?  Blake's livin' the dream, man!

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/17/10 at 1:20 am

So, Dick knows?
;)

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/18/10 at 12:33 am


So, Dick knows? ;)


Tricky.... but let's leave Nixon out of it.

Subject: Re: I stared into a Krystal Ball and saw Generation Facebook's political future

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/18/10 at 1:15 am


Tricky.... but let's leave Nixon out of it.


When you're last name is "Ball," you want to be very careful what you name your children, names such as Harry and Krystall are right out!
She was born in 1981.  Didn't her parents party?  "Krystall Ball" sounded like a porn star name in 1981!
:o

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