Now it’s really, really, really over. This message appeared on the Montclair Unmoderated message board in the wee hours this morning from Jerry Mosier, who’d entered into an election bet with fellow Unmod participant Thom Kennon in September (photo from September). Under the terms of the bet, if Bush lost the election then Mosier would have to contribute $100 (total) to two liberal organizations of Kennon’s choice. If Kerry lost, Kennon would have to contribute $100 (total) to two conservative causes of Mosier’s choice. The idea was that the loser would receive junk mail from the other side in perpetuity.
Mosier has named the Republican National Committee and the National Rifle Association (ouch!) as the designees. Kennon will have to send $50 to each.
I am now able to confirm that yesterday I received a gracious congratulatory
email from Thom Kennon, in which he conceded the election (bet) . I replied
that he ran an honorable campaign, and he then urged me to spend the next
four years striving to be a uniter, not a divider. I thanked him for his service
to our listserv, and noted that he is a pretty good guy after all. His fans are
notably despondent, yet he has communicated that he will go on fighting the
good fight. here and elsewhere.
To wit, now that I can safely and confidently claim victory, here are the final results – Thom contribute the sum of $50 to the Republican National Committee – he will also supply photocopies of said check contribution and a copy of the letter of thanks he will receive from the RNC upon their receipt of said funds. In addition, the second $50 contribution shall be sent to the National Rifle Association, again same terms as listed above.
Upon my return – I will supply Thom with addresses, and contact information for his generous contributions.