Comments on: Column: Which Clown Do I Vote For? it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: JOHN FLOYD JOHN FLOYD Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:41:49 +0000 Is it your suggestion that there are OTHER kinds of clowns running?
– John

By: Barbara Barbara Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:42:35 +0000 I don’t think any glass eating clowns are running, but wouldn’t it be pretty to think so?

By: Dave Nelson Dave Nelson Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:22:30 +0000 John,

Happily, I live in the 3rd Ward, and thus can tidily sidestep the question. That said, I grew up in Metro Detroit and have family and friends from there to Chicago; I’ve driven I-94 in torrential rain, white-out snow, whole gale winds, rush-hour insanity (which, frankly, can’t hold a candle to the hijinks you see on the Lodge or Southfield Freeway), and mind-numbing construction back-ups–it’s not the same as eating glass. That said, I keep a fresh 60-watt bulb on hand at the Workantile Exchange offices, and can even arrange for a glass-eating tutorial with a legitimate glass-eating clown (Chuck Rock himself works downtown, and is a very affable man). I think we could probably work up something really special for Art Fair, combining busking and politics in a deeply, deeply honest way. Rock is a helluva showman, though; he might steal your fire (and eat that, too).

And, just to clarify, I am 100% for-real on this, John.

All Best,
David Erik Nelson
Freelance Writer and Impresario
3rd Ward

By: John Floyd John Floyd Mon, 19 Jul 2010 03:04:15 +0000 I submit that a rush-hour commute into metro Detroit on I-94 requires “Human beings entirely willing to stake not just their reputations or their livelihoods, but their actual and immediate mortality on their confidence in human rationality, training, skill, and competence” every bit as much swallowing glass. Do I get your vote, or are you just bluffing?

John Floyd
Republican Candidate for City Council
5th Ward

By: Rod Johnson Rod Johnson Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:26:34 +0000 Um.

By: D.P. O'Connell D.P. O'Connell Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:01:18 +0000 Amusing, David, but what about the League of Women Voters Guide? A bit staid, I know, compared to glass-eating clowns, but it at least attempts to be non-partisan and LWV is not a special-interest group. Then there’s the Ann Arbor Chronicle, too … not a bad source.

By: Chris Chris Sun, 18 Jul 2010 15:29:07 +0000 As my mother used to say, it takes all kinds.