Lent Madness: We Have a Winner!Posted: March 28, 2010
With 99.9 % of the precincts reporting, CNN is projecting George Herbert as the winner of the first ever Lent Madness Golden Halo award. Moments ago Julian of Norwich gave her concession speech optimistically telling supporters “All shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.” Clearly disappointed after a wildly successful campaign, Julian appeared to be putting on a brave face. She was last seen muttering mystically to her pet cat.
Herbert, on the other hand, was euphoric proclaiming, “Let all the world in every corner sing!” But only briefly. Seeking to maintain his saintly decorum he later told reporters, “I’m just a simple country parson.”
The final day of campaigning was tense, with Herbert clinging to a thin lead throughout the day. In the end, his hymnody prevailed over Julian’s visions. Nonetheless, all the pundits agree that this was quite an upset. Turnout was heavy among Anglican voters and this seems to have turned the tide for Herbert.
In the end George Herbert takes home the Golden Halo and the coveted “Holier Than Thou” title. He snuck past Julian by a mere four votes out of 116 cast. Congratulations to this 17th century priest and poet. To paraphrase one of his Julian and George’s colleagues, he has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the faith.
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