Sorry, But You're Not One of the Important Parties


You might remember that lawsuit Bob Barr filed a to keep Barack Obama and John McCain off the Texas ballot because both the Democratic and Republican parties in that state missed the filing deadline to make the presidential ballot.  The Texas Supreme Court dismissed Barr's complaint without comment.

As it turns out, the Libertarian Party missed the filing deadline to get Bob Barr on the ballot in Louisiana, party officials say because state offices were closed the week of the deadline due to Hurricane Gustav.

Refreshingly, state officials in Louisiana cited the mulligan given the two major party candidates in Texas, noted the barrier presented by the unpredictable catastrophic weather, and said it was in the best interests of the Democratic process to include Barr on the ballot.

Just kidding.  You didn't really believe that, did you?