• One of Kind Candidate: Goodspaceguy, U.S. House of Representatives, Seattle, WA

    Let's kick this one off with some direct quotes from our candidate du jour week.

    I, Goodspaceguy, ask that you think of our Earth as a natural spaceship that travels in our solar system around our star, the Sun, and with our Sun travels within our Milky Way Galaxy, a collection of hundreds of billions of solar systems.

    Here's another:

    Let's solve national and world problems from the viewpoint that we are crewmembers and voters of our Spaceship Earth.

    Goodspaceguy is running for U.S. Representative to Congress from the 7th Congressional District of Washington state, and he thinks space is, well, good.

    Yes, he changed his name to Goodspaceguy. And yes, he's a habitual office-seeker. And yes, Goodspaceguy is a big, big proponent of orbital space colonization to escape catastrophic asteroids. All of these things are true.

    But here is the most shocking thing about Goodspaceguy. Just because he changed his name to advertise in one word what his one platform is, he’s not a one-issue candidate. He's also in favor of D.C. voting rights, increased investment in medical research and making Puerto Rico the 51st state.

    Those are pretty reasonable ideas! Of all the insane legislation our leaders have suggested or actually passed, Goodspaceguy is certainly notbadspace. He hasn't caused the Trail of Tears or expanded the use of missile-equipped drones in countries we're not at war with, at least not yet, so that's got to count for something. Sure, Goodspaceguy equates Seattle's public transportation to a high-class hooker, but he's also for walkable communities. If you met a human who came from a planet with no politics, would he or she think the ideas of an average sitting president sound sane?

    Basically what I’m trying to say is that frog-worship is no more ridiculous than Christianity, to an atheist. That’s all I’m saying. Well that, and Goodspaceguy is a third-party candidate in a hotly-contested race, because of course.

    Goodspaceguy photo via his awesome blog.

    Previously: Greg and Bobbie Gallas, "One-two ballot punch"

    Our friends at Dr Pepper are going to send Mr. Goodspaceguy a one-of-a-kind t-shirt, and you get to choose its slogan:

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