Buying the vote
Shameless. Absolutely shameless bribery by James Lileks:
Most amusing moments [from Halloween]: three boys screamed “BUSH IS SCARY VOTE FOR KERRY,” whereupon I took back the bowl of candy. The look on their faces was priceless.
“Aren’t you going to vote for Kerry?” asked one.
“Your choice: I can vote for Kerry and you get one piece, or I vote for Bush and you get two.”
Total pieces dispensed: six
Why, with underhanded vote-buying techniques like that, you'd almost think Lileks was a card-carrying Liberal.