"Dangerous threesomes": The finalists

Finalists of the "dangerous threesomes" contest for your consideration.

Published October 27, 2008 8:18PM (EDT)

With my thanks to Salon intern Gabriel Winant (who is emerging as a pretty sharp blogger, btw), we have built a list of all the submissions for the "Dangerous Threesome" contest and arrived at four finalists.

We tried to sample from those that were serious, even sobering, and those that were obviously more cheeky and sarcastic. (We did not allow for multiple finalist entries from the same reader.)

Anyway, here are your four finalists, in order of submission:

  1. Any three random spectators at a Sarah Palin rally (T.B.)
  2. President Palin, her replacement for Justice Stevens, and your rights (NRI1969)
  3. McCain, Palin, Actuarial Life Table (mattbill)
  4. An informed electorate, fair voter registration, and tamper-proof voting machines (Sned Farling)

Now, at some point between now and 6 p.m. EDT cast your votes, one vote per commenter please. All you need to do is send a comment with "#" followed by your choice.

Update: We have a winner! Tabulated as of 6 p.m. EST, "Sned Farling" won with the fourth entry: "An informed electorate, fair voter registration, and tamper-proof voting machines." Congrats, Sned. Email me at schaller67@gmail.com to claim your prize.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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