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TX-22: What Do You Think They'll Call Her Now That They Really Know Her?

by: James L.

Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 4:28 PM EST

I'm on a leave of absence, but I couldn't just stand idly by and not post this gem from Texas.  I'm STILL cracking up!  From the Houston Press:

Having a name like "Shelley Sekula-Gibbs" and deciding to run a write-in campaign is, in a word, genius. It called to mind the immortal jingle sung by The Simpsons' Schwarzenegger character, Rainier Wolfcastle: "Mein bratwurst has a first name, it's F-R-I-T-Z. Mein bratwurst has a second name, it's S-C-H-N-A-C-K-E-N-P-F-E-F-F-E-R-H-A-U-S-E-N."


J.R. Perez of the Fort Bend County elections office says voters were pretty inventive in spelling Sekula-Gibbs's name. Fort Bend is only one of four counties in District 22, but the list of spellings that were accepted as write-in votes (by a bipartisan panel who ruled on voters' intent) is 28 pages long.

Voters cast their write-in ballots for, among others: Kelly Segula Gibbs, Snelly Gibbr, Schikulla Gibbs, Sheila Gibbs, Shelly Schulla Gibbs, Shelly Gibkula and, by someone who obviously never wanted the joy of using the machine to end, ShelleySkulaGibbsssss.

The name "Sekula" was spelled as Sektula, Sukla, Sequila, Sedoko and Sedoka (by puzzle fans?), Meklua, Sekluda and Shecola.

One voter couldn't be bothered, just putting in SSG. (It counted.) Another, for some reason, entered Sekula Smith.

Another voter entered "Shelle Sekula Fibbs," which might have been a hidden political message. Not so hidden, but counted as a vote just the same, was "Shelly DraculaCunt Gibs." (We like to imagine the bipartisan discussion on that entry: "Well, they misspelled the first and last name, but that's definitely a Shelley vote.") [emphasis added]

Since soaring to a special election victory based on votes not marked as "DraculaCunt" or "Snelly Gibbr", Shelley Hyphenated-Name's abbreviated term in the House of Represenatives has gotten off to a rocky start, as I'm sure you're aware: temper tantrums when she didn't receive a personal visit from the President, driving away her entire congressional staff and demanding their (apparently routine) activities to be investigated, all on top of messianic pledges to solve illegal immigration and other pressing problems in her one-month term.  It all makes you wonder what colorful names the voters of TX-22 might write on their ballots in 2008 if the Gibster gives it another go (please, please, please).

(Hat tip to Wonkette.)

James L. :: TX-22: What Do You Think They'll Call Her Now That They Really Know Her?
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is a favorite of mine & I nearlly pissed myself on your "Dracula" comment. ROTFL.
I think the Mayor of Sugar Shack Land would thwart any Succubus-Gibbs attempt. Think she has p'oed those in command at the Texas Gopee. How do you say Persona non grata with a Texas accent?

(-8.50/-7.44) "Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep." Dr. Howard Dean

HA! I'm dyin' here, James. Thanks for sharing this, way too awesome. Snelly Gibbr!!! Could you imagine calling her that in person??

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Snelly Gibbr
Is the funniest thing I've seen in months. I cracked up several times over that one today!

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It's likely that she'll run in '08
And I say... let her! I think we have more than enough material to hit her hard with... she's got the name rec. to win the primary... I'd say let her run, and let the theme of the campaign be "Shelley is freakin' crazy", basically. Play ads of how she was too crazy rude that even Tom Delay's staff walked out on her... I think she'd at least make it easier for Lampson to hold the seat in '08.

Agree, it seems as though the Dermatologist
is an easier target.
Plus, she needs to save face by running again.

(-8.50/-7.44) "Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep." Dr. Howard Dean

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Snelly Gibbr runs again, that'd be great for us. She might not win her primary, but she's provide Schmidt-like entertainment. And if she does win, then I think Lampson has a good chance at beating her.

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Mean Jean & Katty Harris wrapped into One
Texas 22
Updated:11-27-06  2:02 p.m. ET 100% of precincts repor (CNN)

Democratic Lampson
  76,782  52%

Republican Sekula Gibbs
  61,949  42%
Libertarian Smither
  9,011  6%

District 22 - Unexpired Term
... Office of the Secretary of State
2006 Special November Elections
Election Night Returns

11/9/2006 1:28:37 PM
Gibbs (R) 76,940

Smither (Lbt) 23,427

Stockman (R)  13,593

Richardson (R) 7,402

Tran (R) 2,566

(-8.50/-7.44) "Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep." Dr. Howard Dean

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And if they start counting votes
For Dick Limpson, then we'll win in a landslide!

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Let alone the traction gained
by a name like candidate Giannibicego HoaTran

(-8.50/-7.44) "Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep." Dr. Howard Dean

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