If It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True

My buddy Matt sent this on, and I thought it was worth a link and a chuckle.

What characterizes states that vote for George W. Bush?
An analysis of voting patterns reveals that their populations tend to:

1. Lack a college education
2. Be White
3. Be obese
4. Shop at Walmart

16 replies
  1. Ben
    Ben says:

    Doesn’t Texas kinda throw their model a bit?

    as a state we may have lots who didn’t go to college, but actual VOTERS – usually people that can take time off work to go vote, and usually better off financially.  Not automatically meaning they went to college (Michael Dell is a dropout, poor little billionaire.  Perhaps I should read the article before I shoot my mouth off some more.

  2. Ben
    Ben says:

    Okay, read it, and yes he does seem to not be looking at VOTERS as much as POPULATION, which of course will just dilute everything.

    Thanks for the link!

    Brian

  3. Ozaryn
    Ozaryn says:

    Must be an interesting distribution curve… me: Over-educated, thin, (ok, I’m white), shops anywhere I can get clothes that fit my gangly body… Voted for Bush.

  4. Heather
    Heather says:

    I’m fat, and white, and mid-college education, and I’m about to go buy some stuff at Wal-Mart.  (of course, it’s that or Zellers.)  Please forgive me?  If I were American, I totally would’ve voted for Kerry.  Bush is a putz.

  5. Hula Doula
    Hula Doula says:

    NEVER shop at Wal Mart (unless with Amber!)
    Went to college and still am going to college
    Ok so obese wins out
    I’m white
    So two for two isn’t bad.

  6. Jazzy
    Jazzy says:

    I’m white, shop at Walmart, because that’s what my 4 year degree that took me 6 years to get, job pays me enough to afford. Oh, and I voted for the guy who didn’t win, but since I live in TX I didn’t much matter.

  7. Mary
    Mary says:

    Ah, yes, when all else fails, make fun of the winners! Doesn’t make a damned bit of difference but, hey, it’s about all they can do.

    By the way, I’m overweight, white, didn’t go to college and I shop at Walmart (though only because there is literally nowhere else to shop here) and I voted for Kerry. Meanwhile, my husband, a.k.a. the law school graduate, voted for Bush. But if it makes people feel better to pigeonhole others based on where they live, whatever.

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