It’s All In the Name

As many of you know, it’s election time for lots of city councils around the Metroplex. You should definitely get out and vote as it’s your American duty. Or something like that. But scolding you for being a worthless no-account isn’t what I’m interested in today. No, I’m interested in a certain candidate for Garland City Council District 2. There are two people running for this place, one Terri D. Dunn and one Laura K. Perkins Cox.

Now I have no idea what the qualifications of either candidate are or who you should vote for if you live in Garland. In fact, before my drive home yesterday, I had no idea about any of this. But on that ill-fated drive home, I encountered the lawn signs of Ms. Cox, she of the “four names isn’t enough to differentiate me from the crowd” group. You see, Ms. Cox has a nickname, one that seems to me would be one you might not want on your advertisements. But Ms. Cox is proud of her nickname. So proud that it apparently is her preferred moniker. Why would I write all these words for a candidate I know nothing about and can’t even vote for? It’s all because of the name.

Her nickname is Perky. And she goes by Perky Cox. Yup. Garland District 2, you have the chance to be represented by Perky Cox. How could you not vote for her?