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What's in a name?

by Paul Goodman

A friend has forwarded me an e-mail as below -

"The Green Party is occasionally criticised for its over-representation of whites and upper-income people, who are less likely to flinch at the added costs of environmental protections. In October, the Green Party candidate for Governor of Illinois, Rich Whitney, was shocked to see that the sample ballot for the November election mistakenly displayed his name as "Rich Whitey." (Corrections were made in time for election day.) [Washington Post-AP, 10-15-10]"

I've tracked down the story to Yahoo News, though not as yet to an original source.

Further offerings welcome.