Sunday, April 18, 2010

Zombie Elected Mayor

Well no, not really but a man called Carl Geary, 55, died a month ago from a heart attack as he campaigned to be selected for the small sleepy country town Tracy City, Tennessee.

Despite his sudden death he still polled over three times as many votes as his rival in the election in. His widow, Susan Geary, said his election "was not a surprise at all to me. The day he passed away, people were calling with condolences and saying, "We're still voting for him."

Geary was known for his straight talking and served on the local council. He polled 285 votes to his rival's 85. Local business owners said the vote to elect him - even as he was dead - was a protest against the current mayor, Barbara Brock.

Suspiciously Brock was elected Mayor of the town 16 months ago - after the previous mayor died of a heart attack.

UNPASID [the United Nations Paranormal and Supernatural Interdiction Directorate] released a statement that there were unconcerned with the possibility of Geary administrating Tracy City from the grave.

Source: Sith Master / Technorati / The Telegraph

1 comment:

Civilian Overser said...

I'm not surprised Geary won, he campaigned on the issues that the voters cared about, he made education the number one issue of his election strategy, his campaign slogan was Brains, Brains!, BRAIIIINNNNSSSS! ;)