Great. Some brilliant thinker decided to overlay the map of Florida counties and how they voted in 2000 with the paths of the hurricanes in GOD vs. BUSH.gif. They only forgot two things:
- Hurricanes don’t limit their destruction to the path of the eye. While they continue to clean up after Hurricane Frances, I’m sure the people of Volusia county will appreciate the fact that it could have been much worse if they had voted for George Bush. What a relief that must be.
- Those aren’t the actual paths for the storms. Charley didn’t touch the Keys. Frances came in at St. Lucie county (I think) and went out into the Gulf north of Tampa. Though Pensacola took a huge hit, the eye of Ivan came ashore in Alabama, not Florida.
The sad part is that no one will bother to look at the actual hurricane paths, much less check to see whether the bozo got the county voting records right. It will go into the blender of idiocy that is the American Presidential Campaign.™ And I will wind up having my eyes roll back into my head again and again until they get stuck, as people who believe everything they read get this in their e-mail and have to breathlessly share it with me.
My head hurts.
[ via Flablog ]
UPDATE: Here’s the new Snopes entry for it.