We have a pretty uncommon last name, but ironically, it is the name of a very well-to-do man in this area, one who is a registered Republican, and apparently gives lots of money to the GOP. We get a lot of calls for 'Walter'. Walter is actually a second cousin of Tim's but they have never met, and Walter's number is unlisted. The Republican party has been trying to get it from us for years. They think we know what it is, and they are not giving up until they find out his number.
In our house, we are not members of the Republican Party. If we have to pick a side, we would be Democrats, although the line gets increasingly blurry. You've got the liberal Republicans who are not all that different from the conservative Democrats. We vote for the person. I'd say that probably 75% of the time that ends up being a Democrat, so if you calculate odds, I guess that we'd be called Democrats.
The phone rang last night. We are registered on the Governor's 'Do Not Call' list which means that if the phone rings and it is not a friend or relative, you know it's not a salesman, but a politician. Only the governent could pass laws to prevent salesmen from calling, to make sure that they can get through when they ring you up. Anyways, as soon as I heard the voices in the background, I knew it was an election call. Here's the funny part. I plainly hear a voice saying, "The thing is people are believing all this crap," followed by a derisive snort. "Um. Hello?" says I. Very quickly, that voice turns professional, and he identifies himself as calling on the behalf of the Republican party. Very crisply, I said, "We are Democrats at this house," and hung up the phone. I realized later that I'd missed a golden opportunity. I should have said, "Oh. And do you have some crap you want me to believe?"