First-Choice Winner Standard

Bart Ingles bartman at
Thu Oct 8 19:42:57 PDT 1998

Charles Fiterman wrote:

> There is a general assumption that legislators are smarter than average.
> I've known a few politicians and I think that they are good at manipulating
> people but poor at understanding things. I was on a trip with Congressman
> Puchinsky and found out he couldn't understand the rules of scrabble. He
> would put things down anywhere on the board. I don't think he is unusual.
> Do you really think 535 people half of whom can't understand the rules
> of scrabble can understand your system and use it?

Maybe we should forget the election and use an I.Q. test.  I thought
they were just crazy.

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