(Los Angeles) - In a local election held last week to fill a vacancy on the Los Angeles school board, a size 10 shoe received the most votes and today was declared the winner of the election.
The politically moderate shoe received more than 14,000 write-in votes and soundly defeated the ultra-liberal candidate, Lotta Spending.
The shoe apparently echoed voter's frustration with the poor California school system, with the campaign slogan, "Education in Los Angeles is a tax-and-spend disaster. It's time to put our foot down".
The slogan of Miss Spending was, "Forget results, we're just going to spend more money".
When asked about running for a higher office in the future the victorious shoe replied, "I don't make long range plans. I'm a shoe; I take it one step at a time".
copyright 2007 Andrew Lawrence