For some reason, when I read this, I started laughing uncontrollably:
“Democrats have all but ceded the Amish vote to Republicans.”
Way to work on the minority folks, guys. Anyone have any polling data on the the Shakers?
And just so you don’t think all Democrats are humorless, this was the next line in the story:
“If I know Republicans and their grass-roots operations, they’ll spend most of their time trying to phone bank the Amish,” said Kerry spokesman Mark Nevins.” ***
*** Atrios and Pandagon readers:
“An estimated 180,000 Amish live in 28 states and Ontario. They are a reserved, Christian subculture in rural areas who descend from Swiss Germans and settled in Lancaster County in the early 1700s as part of William Penn’s “holy experiment” in religious tolerance. The Amish do not drive cars, watch TV or use telephones in their homes, and are instantly recognizable by their horse-driven buggies and plain garb, bonnets and straw hats.”
That was a description of the old Amish. The new Amish go on reality shows and bar hop in Los Angeles…
The Amish are “in.” Their show on UPN was 2nd in its timeslot.
I was just up in one of the Amish Country portions of Indiana, and saw the funniest thing. Wish I’d gotten a photo of this: an Amish buggy towing a motorboat on a trailer. And, yes, there was a motor on the boat.