Have you ever seen the movie Swing Vote with Kevin Costner? The premise is a political race that will be decided based on how one man, played by Kevin Costner, will vote. Each of the candidates wines and dines Costner’s character, runs political ads based on his preferences and does everything they can manage to sway him to their side.
Well, I’m about to Swing Vote the state of Maine.
I’ve mentioned I have really cool stats for StealingFaith.com. One of those processes shows me a little pin point from every IP address location that visits this site.
I have never, ever had someone from the state of Maine visit StealingFaith.com. This is a tragedy.
Perhaps it’s because I haven’t shown enough appreciation for the state, because we all know that relationships are based upon respect and interest. So it’s time to change my attitude, immediately.
I’m going to spend three days writing about the state of Maine to show my commitment to the Mainers. (That’s the official name for a Maine resident, I’ve discovered.) These posts will not only prove valuable to the relationship-building process for the Mainers, but also provide important Trivial Pursuit knowledge for the rest of the readers who may have never given much thought to the only state in the US whose name has only one syllable.
(See, you’re learning already, aren’t you?)
Up until this point my only knowledge of Maine has been that it produces blueberries (90% of the blueberries in the US, in fact!) and that it is the home of Bowdoin College, which is the alma mater of a guy I dated in graduate school. He played football there and talked a lot about Colgate College, which I guess was a rival, but only made me want to brush my teeth.
Now, I don’t think I’m the only person who has neglected the state of Maine, so it’s now your civic duty to get involved. We need our Maine friends to know about this campaign.
If you know of someone in Maine, send them the link to StealingFaith.com and ask them to tell us what we’re missing with our ignorance. Have them educate us about their beloved homeland!
I’ll be keeping track on my state statcounter and sending my best Mainer rhetoric their direction! We will soon be learning about Maine Coon Cats and Toothpicks! (Can’t wait, can you?!)
On your mark, get set… go! Get Maine involved in StealingFaith.com!