Thursday, April 17, 2008

meet the candidates - or is that meet the voters

Watching both the hockey game and the debate last night I really wondered what the local TV ratings were for the two events. Anyone know?* It also made me realize something. At least in my voting district, I am quite sure there are many more yard signs up for the race for the local state rep than there are for Obama and Hillary combined. I wonder how many places can say that... and what does it mean? That Tip O'Neill was a wise fellow.

So you may not be interested in this particular race, but there is a bigger picture to this. For balance, here are the most recent flyers for each of the 3 candidates for Pennsylvania's 21st Legislative District. You can guess that I have comments, but let's just go through the list... in a random order:

First off, Candidate #1:

and candidate #2:
and Candidate #3.

What safe conclusion can we draw from those? I will stick with: Helvetica rules**!

* Ask and you shall be answered. Trib has the TV ratings.

** See comments. JT points out I must turn in my typographers card.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell what demographic Bodack is going for.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger jtogyer said...

Tsk, tsk. Those aren't Helvetica.

The top two look like Franklin Gothic to me. The bottom one is Frutiger.

They are all sans serif typefaces, like Helvetica, but they're not Helvetica.

And now, I will go back to counting rivets on my authentic HO-scale steam engine, while debating online whether Captain Picard is better than Captain Kirk.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 3:09:00 PM  
Blogger EdHeath said...

Sans Serif ... was his brother Bennett?

Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough to say who's gonna win this race. Not too many people talking about it. Going through a few of the districts and have seen signs for all three. Bodacks mailers have statements from old hacks from his fathers era.
I don't think we need another Costa in office. My vote will go to Brenda. I view County Council
as the people who truely do care
because it is part time, they are not paid much for the time and service they dedicate to this office.

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:28:00 AM  
Blogger jtogyer said...

No, I'm sorry, Ed, that question is incorrect, and I will flip over another card. Our contestant now has $5.

Dorothy Kilgallen, it's your turn.

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

I'm glad I haven't received any of these. They're just weird.

Brenda Frazier: When you met her, you may not have realized she is from the planet Mercury, so we're including a photo from home.

Dom Costa: He got shot in the head, so you KNOW he'll be a good legislator!

Len Bodack: Please re-elect him to something. Pretty soon, everyone who votes for him because they liked his dad will be dead, and the only career he knows is drawing a government salary for no good reason.

Frazier seems like the best choice, but I wish these candidates had saved the paper they used to print these flyers.

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:36:00 AM  
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