Monday, September 08, 2003

Do Androids Dream of Electric Mayors?

San Francisco elections have always been colorful. Monica Lewinsky wouldn't get a second glance in a city where the mayor once owned all the most prestigious and profitable bawdy houses.

So nobody blinked an eye when a local semi-alternative newspaper has asked the toughest question of the mayoral candidates:

Rather than confuse you with endorsements, position papers and other outmoded means of political influence, we’ve decided to get to the bottom of the only question that matters: Is a particular candidate human or an insidious replicant, possessed of physical strength and computational abilities far exceeding our own, but lacking empathy and possibly even bent on our destruction as a species?

One of the great local political sites, The Usual Suspects, calls this "the best article on the 2003 mayoral race."

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