In this day and age the process of electing a representitive government takes more than dragging your ass off the couch. You also must tolerate a virtual landslide of election polls. Every media outlet, whether old, new or digital, has it’s own poll to foist on the electorate.
With the upcoming British elections there is word off a new type of poll. One that is completely voluntary. In fact it may be called “refreshing.” (Pun intended)
LONDON – Britain’s second-largest grocer Asda is to cash in on the country’s forthcoming general election through a range of beers it hopes will slake thirsts across the political spectrum.
- Labour Landslide Bitter is described as “confident and smooth” and “has a nice head that may not stay around too long.”
- Tory Triumph Bitter is “for the richer palate” and is brewed “without any continental ingredients.”
- Lib Dem Lift-Off Bitter (“perhaps more promise than it can deliver”) as well as Plaid Cymru and SNP Independence Ales (“strong undercurrent of grass roots but may not travel well”).
The obvious drawback to the more traditional polling methods is this “service” comes with a price tag. At 1.48 pounds ($2.78) a bottle, the beers will be available at 220 Asda stores, and Asda spokesman Dominic Burch said the range could turn out to be a useful aid to the pollsters.
“Depending on how many bottles we sell of each type, we can tell how well each party is doing in the election,” he said, adding the beers were equally suited to accompanying victory celebrations or electoral post-mortems.
What’s that old saying?
“Vote your conscience.”
H/T Pickled Pundit