Craig Thomas (R-WY) to serve as Zombie Senator June 5, 2007 3:42 AM   Subscribe

Though his death was noted yesterday in the blue, the last paragraph of today's NYT obituary suggests that his role as Senator may not be over: "When Senator Johnson fell ill last year, there was speculation that the Democrats could lose the two-vote margin by which they had just won control of the Senate a month earlier. But he is preparing to return to the Senate soon."
posted by zachxman to MetaFilter-Related at 3:42 AM (12 comments total)

Senator Johnson is not dead. Senator Thomas is.
posted by teleskiving at 3:50 AM on June 5, 2007

Sidebar please.
posted by cillit bang at 3:57 AM on June 5, 2007

early morning link confusion; my apologies
posted by zachxman at 4:09 AM on June 5, 2007

but aren't they all zombies?
posted by Saucy Intruder at 4:25 AM on June 5, 2007

This Senator Johnson is a MeFi member? Is being dead cause for getting a star when you continue posting? Or would you be given an eternal timeout?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:29 AM on June 5, 2007

Even if this wasn't born of confusion, you'd most definitely want to put it in the existing open thread rather than start a MeTa. What's the difference between this follow-up and the tire reef follow-up below, you ask? The original tire reef thread is closed. If you've got some following-up to post, and the original thread is still open, please to be doing so in the original thread.
posted by carsonb at 4:42 AM on June 5, 2007

I'm dying to know how this is remotely metafilter related.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:06 AM on June 5, 2007

Everything is meta. This kind of fails the -filter test, though.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:36 AM on June 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

So Johnson is still upright and standing?
posted by gomichild at 5:53 AM on June 5, 2007

Wait, what, I'm confused as hell, which is normal, but the content is new.
posted by OmieWise at 6:11 AM on June 5, 2007

Zombie Senators from Wyoming, their eyes pale white, their arms outstretched in front of them, are lurching and staggering across the gray. This is terrifying.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:22 AM on June 5, 2007

I don't know if it's just the fever talking or what but I'm pretty sure this doesn't make sense. The occasional follow-up to an older and/or high-profile discussion over here is okay, but this'd be pretty minor trivia even if it was an actual weird AP goof.

So, yeah, what carsonb said.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:25 AM on June 5, 2007

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