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Sexual Congress

Politically Erect

Updated with a reply! 23rd November 2010

Earlier in the year, I set up a site called Sexual Congress. It allowed the internet to vote on which members of the 111th United States Congress they found most attractive. It was rather popular, making its way into political blogs and — if my site's statistics are anything to go by — a lot of Congressional offices.

Screenshot of the original web site.

Well, with over 800,000 votes cast and the November midterms swiftly approaching and bringing a wind of change — however slight — into the hallowed hallways and offices of Washington DC, I figured it was time to declare the winners. And, as I'm British, there's only one traditional way to award the winners of a meaningless, unscientific and slightly sarcastic competition like this: with cheap and tacky trophies.

Two trophies.

Congratulations to Martin Heinrich, the Democratic representative for New Mexico's 1st District, and Mary Bono Mack, the Republican representative for California's 45th District!

The two winners.

Okay, so the trophies are actually tiny. I couldn't afford enormous ones, no matter how cheap and tacky they were. I did get them properly engraved, though.

An engraving: 111th United States Congress, Most Attractive Female, Mary Bono Mack.

I hand-wrote a nice letter to the two representatives, congratulating them and wishing them good luck for the midterm elections.

A handwritten letter. It starts 'Dear Representative: congratulations!'

I've posted the trophies off to them, priority air mail. I'll let you know if I get a reply. Or if anyone from the Department of Homeland Security gets in touch.

Two packages, ready to send.

Update: Mary Bono Mack responds!

A letter from America! Well, I wonder what it could be?

An envelope addressed to Tom Scott.

It has the seal of Congress on the back and everything, plus genuine American stamps.

Thank you so much for your kind words and award.

Aww. Thank you, Ms. Mack, and congratulations on your re-election.

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Sexual Congress

Politically Erect

Updated with a reply! 23rd November 2010

Earlier in the year, I set up a site called Sexual Congress. It allowed the internet to vote on which members of the 111th United States Congress they found most attractive. It was rather popular, making its way into political blogs and — if my site's statistics are anything to go by — a lot of Congressional offices.

Screenshot of the original web site.

Well, with over 800,000 votes cast and the November midterms swiftly approaching and bringing a wind of change — however slight — into the hallowed hallways and offices of Washington DC, I figured it was time to declare the winners. And, as I'm British, there's only one traditional way to award the winners of a meaningless, unscientific and slightly sarcastic competition like this: with cheap and tacky trophies.

Two trophies.

Congratulations to Martin Heinrich, the Democratic representative for New Mexico's 1st District, and Mary Bono Mack, the Republican representative for California's 45th District!

The two winners.

Okay, so the trophies are actually tiny. I couldn't afford enormous ones, no matter how cheap and tacky they were. I did get them properly engraved, though.

An engraving: 111th United States Congress, Most Attractive Female, Mary Bono Mack.

I hand-wrote a nice letter to the two representatives, congratulating them and wishing them good luck for the midterm elections.

A handwritten letter. It starts 'Dear Representative: congratulations!'

I've posted the trophies off to them, priority air mail. I'll let you know if I get a reply. Or if anyone from the Department of Homeland Security gets in touch.

Two packages, ready to send.

Update: Mary Bono Mack responds!

A letter from America! Well, I wonder what it could be?

An envelope addressed to Tom Scott.

It has the seal of Congress on the back and everything, plus genuine American stamps.

Thank you so much for your kind words and award.

Aww. Thank you, Ms. Mack, and congratulations on your re-election.

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