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Meet the candidate (or not)

My route home from work, which is considerably different from my ride downtown in the morning, goes by a political candidate's house.

On a few occasions, I have seen this person out front coming or going.

I have tried to imagine what I might call out, if so moved. “It will be a pleasure to vote against you!”

I wouldn't actually do that, of course. For one thing, statements yelled to others while the yeller is on a bicycle tend to be incomprehensible. Besides, I have no wish to be rude.

But more to the point, it might invite said candidate to ask for my vote. And I haven't been drunk enough to consider that since I was in my 20s.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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