Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Modern-Day Chicago: The Dead Do Not Vote but Merely Endorse

A Chicago political activist named Ken Swanborn died the other day, and his family put a paid notice into the Chicago Tribune that closed with the following request:

"In lieu of flowers, please vote Democratic."

Makes sense to me, but the Tribune decided it was "discriminatory or offensive," although apparently not both, and cut the line from Swanborn's paid obit. Talk about discriminatory or offensive! Fortunately, these shenanigans have only resulted in more pub for Swanborn's last request.

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