Despite the increasingly fractious Brexit debate between the remainers and the exiters and the bubbling pot of political tension in the US Presidential Primary race, politics has rare moments where it can bring on a fit of the giggles.
Take a lead story in the Guardian today, headlined: 'Please don't vote for Donald Trump': voting pleas in obituaries go viral...
'A grandmother’s obituary has drawn much mirth on social media for claiming she chose to die rather than have to vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton'
So even in the circumstances of losing a loved one to death, it seems people are content to let the deceased's apparent political persuasions be known. And the resulting Obituaries and tweets are not only giggle-inducing but it seems that they are another way of engaging people via social media in political debate. Clever eh? Who said politics was ever boring?
Mary Anne Noland’s obituary has quite the first line: “Faced with the prospect of voting either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday.”