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The Political Stereotype Game

June 18th, 2010 by Chris Henry

I’m going to take a calculated risk here and wade into the shark-infested waters of political stereotypes.

I wouldn’t be the first on this blog to do so.

On Tuesday, I Interviewed twin brothers Patrick and Nathan Griffin-Hall from Port Orchard, 27, who both filed as candidates for precinct committee officer. Since they live together, they both filed for the same precinct, but they won’t be facing each other in the primary because Patrick’s a Republican, Nathan’s a Democrat.

Just for fun, let’s see how your expectations play out, as you try to guess which brother is which from the set of attributes and characteristics below. Just answer Republican or Democrat after the question.

Of course if you’ve read the story, you’ll have most of the answers.

OK, here we go.

Has a beard.

Clean-shaven.

Works as a psychiatric aide for Kitsap Mental Health.

Is an animal control officer for the Kitsap Humane Society.

Loves rock music of all eras.

Runs marathons.

Put a 10-foot diameter red rug with an official looking star in the middle of their living room (it was a cast-off from a department store jewelry department).

Has backpacked through at least a dozen foreign countries.

Has an “active social life with friends and family.”

Graduated from South Kitsap High School.

Attended military school.

Thinks Sarah Palin was unqualified for the office of president.

Is a proponent of individual property rights.

Rescued an obese black cat from the humane society.

Works swing shift.

Works days.

How did you do? To find out, look for the answers later today on this post.

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5 Responses to “The Political Stereotype Game”

  1. Chris Henry Says:

    Looks like I’m playing this game alone. Anyway, here are the answers.

    Has a beard. Republican

    Clean-shaven. Democrat

    Works as a psychiatric aide for Kitsap Mental Health. Democrat

    Is an animal control officer for the Kitsap Humane Society. Republican

    Loves rock music of all eras. Republican

    Runs marathons. Democrat

    Put a 10-foot diameter red rug with an official looking star in the middle of their living room (it was a cast-off from a department store jewelry department). Republican (shame on you if you didn’t get this one)

    Has backpacked through at least a dozen foreign countries. Democrat

    Has an “active social life with friends and family.” Republican

    Graduated from South Kitsap High School. Democrat

    Attended military school. Republican (he graduated from the school mind you, attended military college and graduated an officer in the Army National Guard)

    Thinks Sarah Palin was unqualified for the office of president. Republican (fooled ya?)

    Is a proponent of individual property rights. Both (OK, this was a trick question)

    Rescued an obese black cat from the humane society. Republican and a big softie for animals at that

    Works swing shift. Democrat

    Works days. Republican

  2. Mick Sheldon Says:

    Found this amusing . Thanks . If you did my family it would be as contradictory also to the stereotypes we bought into.

  3. Emilie Says:

    So, the Republican didn’t think Sarah Palin was qualified for President? That was a surprise. There is hope yet for some youngsters on the right. He seems to be an elite, choosing military school over a plebian public school, and attaining a title, and he seems to prefer helping animals over people, but enjoys socializing. The brother seems more people-oriented, health conscious, physically active, environmentally aware and likes diverse cultures.

    Emilie
    Port Orchard

  4. Susan Cruver Says:

    Hey Chris,

    What do you know about this? I heard that Doug Richards’ (the Republican running against Larry Seaquist) house was auctioned off by the county on Friday? I can’t find anything about what happened yesterday but someone sent me a link to the public notice of the sale. Do you know anything more about it?

  5. Chris Henry Says:

    Susan – It is on my to-do list. Thank you. Chris

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