Tuesday, May 22, 2012
10 People Who Will Decide Who Becomes Prez (1 of 10): Rock and Roller in Seatlle Suburb
Reisdency: Bellevue, Washington.
Job: Rock and Roll Guitar Player
Will Likely Vote: Obama
***_Notice: please see disclaimers at the end of this entry
The suburban vote will be crucial for both President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney. Center-right political pundit David Brooks said (if our recollection is accurate) that the shift in the politics of suburbs in places like Philadelphia, Seattle and Raleigh were ones which enable Obama to win over John McCain in 2008.
Washington state has voted for Democrats in every election since 1992 and even though there are Republican strong-holds in places like Spokane, Yakima and Everett, we expect that Obama will carry the state again this year.
Bellevue, Washington, right across the lake from Seattle, is actually considered one of the best places to live in America, according to Wikipedia. The 2010 Census indicated that the 98006 zip code had a population of 122, 363, and the town was on the boom until the economic recession of 2008.
Among its famous citizens are Ann and Nancy Wilson who formed the band Heart; they objected to the use of their song "Baricuda" at the 2008 Republican Convention.
Bellevue is sister cities with Yao, Japan, and three other cities around the globe.
DISCLAIMER: Steve Nichols is a fictional character, though there are at least two relatively famous people with that name including an American soap opera actor and an American car design engineer.
The image is actually of guitar player/producer Mark Hermann who has played for the likes of Foreigner and Joe Walsh. We have no idea what his age, residential area and politics are.
SIDEBAR: Pigs swimming in the Bahamas?! Yes, there is a hysterical short piece in the current issue of "Mental Floss" about these creatures. They were apparently left by a fleet for a barbecue, which never occured. Of course, this might hurt the magazine's circulation in Karachi, Pakistan!
There is also a wonderful photo on the search engine bing.com of multi-colored buckets in the African nation of Burkina Faso.
And, lastly, we noticed that we had a hit from Algeria today....we are quite impressed that you were able to discover us!