State Sen. Cecil Staton, R-Macon, has won the first ever lucid idiocy unnamed political tournament. He tallied 57 percent of 960 votes cast in the final versus Bibb County Commission Chairman Charlie Bishop.
I've got a call in to the victor seeking comment, and he'll get a little trophy.
Thanks to everyone who voted, thanks to the contestants and particular thanks to Matt Barnwell and Ryan Gilchrest at The Telegraph. The tournament was Matt's idea in the first place, and Ryan ran the poll.
It looks like this thing was a success, so we'll be sure to run another one eventually. Any suggestions, throw them in the comments.
UPDATE: I just spoke to the winner, who was humble in victory, which is perhaps appropriate.
And in keeping with the light-hearted theme of this tournament, Staton said "the one thing I've learned from this experience is probably not to trust Speaker Richardson's view of blogging."
Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson, you may remember, dissed the blogosphere a while back, essentially saying the whole thing was a fad. This angered cheeto-eating computer nerds every where, and rest assured they were on the Internet in minutes, registering their displeasure.
"I'm fascinated by all of this," Staton continued. "And I hope to be able to identify some of these people (who voted for me) in the future in case I need campaign contributions."
No worries, mates. It was a secret poll. Thanks again.