Margaret of Scotland vs. Enmegahbowh

The Elate Eight continues with an intriguing match-up between Margaret of Scotland and Enmegahbowh. One of the sub-plots of this round has been “What will Celebrity Blogger Heidi Shott possibly come up with for Enmegahbowh kitsch?” This will be answered today as these two pillars of the faith vie for the third spot in the Faithful Four.

Yesterday, Dietrich Bonhoeffer punched his ticket to the next round by ousting Jerome 74% to 26% and joining Mary Magdalene in keeping their Golden Halo hopes alive.

To make it this far, Margaret defeated William Temple and John Cassian while Enmegahbowh beat Thomas and David Oakerhater. Check out the updated bracket to see what’s coming up in Lent Madness.

Meanwhile, back at Lent Madness HQ, Tim and Scott plot to launch an entire line of saintly kitsch. Kitsch-meisters? You bet! Speaking of which, check out our recent post Kitsch Cranks (which really should have been spelled “Kranks”) and read about Lent Madness in the Huffington Post.

Hey, all you Margaret fans! How does one show one’s admiration for and devotion to (Queen) Margaret of Scotland? There are just too many options to show here, but I picked out a few for your consideration:

If she’s a queen, there must be a doll, right? And indeed there are several dolls one can purchase for your saintly queen doll collection. First, there’s this wooden peg doll, made to order, featuring the blonde queen (she was Saxon after all) holding a black cross and wearing a tartan sash (“not historically accurate but cute all the same”).

Or, if a wooden doll doesn’t seem cuddly enough, here’s a whimsical Margaret of Scotland Felt Saint Softie. This Margaret is holding her special book of Gospels that miraculously did not show any water damage after being dropped into a river and she is also wearing a special prayer on her back. I personally am planning to buy one of these!

Want to color your own St. Margaret? Download this coloring page and experiment with different queenly shades for her outfit and fingernails!

Or get a St. Margaret tote bag to carry all your St. Margaret stuff around with you. The same design is featured on a keepsake box to keep all your St. Margaret stuff safely at home.

Speaking of home, if your taste runs more to home furnishings than dolls and coloring pages, here’s a St. Margaret throw pillow for your sofa or favorite chair so that you can read your morning prayers and devotional books with the saint by your side. The same design can be ordered on a coffee mug, ornament, or keepsake box.

St. Margaret can also reign over your refrigerator from this handy (and lovely!) “attention-grabbing” magnet set. Order just one, or a pack of 100, so you can share with all your St. Margaret-loving friends! (Yes, it’s the same design as the pillow, but, hey, it’s “stained glass!” And you can also “Liven up any room or party with our fun, hip” St. Margaret tile coasters!)

Finally, while you’re out and about (visiting the St. Margaret Pub in Twickenham, say), show your Team Margaret pride and solidarity while wearing this great Team Margaret Hoodie and make everyone guess why there’s a shamrock on the front. Pair this with the Team Margaret doggie shirt for your canine companion for the ultimate in kitschy Margaret-wear!

Go Team Margaret!

 — Penny Nash

As predicted by a member of the SEC, commercial kitsch featuring Enmegahbowh, the first Native American to be ordained as an Episcopal priest, is scarce. In fact here’s a screenshot of an early attempt to turn up any product that would even begin to rival yesterday’s St. Jerome/Lion Reversible Doll.

Alas, “0 results found for “Enmegahbowh kitsch.”

Enter the fans! Team E supporter Mary-Elise Haug offered an assist by sending along a Not For Sale (and one-of-a-kind, we suspect) item honoring the “Providential Man” himself. This handmade doll depicting Enmegahbowh was on display in 2007 at the Native American Ministries Winter Talk Conference held in Jamestown, Virginia, to mark the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown.

Please take note that the stole he’s wearing is identical to the one in the icon displayed during the Saintly 16 round.  Excellent attention to detail, Dollmaker!

Are we surprised by a sad lack of cheesy saint crap? No! John Johnson Enmegahbowh was a serious man serving his people and his Church during a very serious era of the American experiment. It’s not surprising that his kitsch-factor is low.

However, that’s not to say he wasn’t a funny guy. So, in lieu of sufficient kitsch, here are a couple of stories: In 1874 Enmegahbowh wrote with stunning poignance to the Office of the Indian Commission at 30 Bible House in New York to report the death of his great friend and fellow Christian, Chief Nabunashkong, aka, Isaac H. Tuttle.

In telling the story of Tuttle’s conversion and his role in it, Enmegahbowh revealed his mischievous side. As a mark of Tuttle’s new faith, he asked his Enmegahbowh to cut his long locks of hair, a symbol of his standing in the tribe. Enmegahbowh wrote:

“[Tuttle said] ‘If the Great Spirit has so big a love for poor Indian, surely Indian ought and must give back big love to the Great Spirit. Now dear brother,’ he said, ‘to be true to return my big love to the Great Spirit, I brought this scissors, to have you cut my hair locks which I shall throw away forever.’

“…When it was all over, he took wild, and threw his head in every direction, to see if any one coming to see him. I smiled, and pitied him greatly. ‘Friend,’ he ask, ‘what made you smile?’

“I said: ‘You look precisely like the baboon I saw at Barnum’s Museum in New York, some years ago.’”

Ouch.

Then there’s another story that tells of the feistiness of his wife, Biwabiko-gizig-okwe or Iron Sky Woman, (or Charlotte, if you must). It also indicates a measure of Enmegahbowh’s humanity, if not his good humor, and offers a fuller explanation about why he and Methodists at Fond du Lac parted company early in his ministry. The “Man Who Stood Before His People” also stood by his wife. Fair play to him! The story goes that in 1849 Iron Sky Woman and a fur trader got into an argument.

According to Owanah Anderson in Forward Movement’s 1988 volume, Jamestown Commitment: The Episcopal Church and the American Indian, “…a white man insulted Enmegahbowh’s wife Charlotte and that Enmegahbowh knocked the man down and held him while his wife gave the worthless man a sound beating.”

Beyond the pricelessness of story, there is at least one thing for sale that offers a wonderful reminder of Enmegahbowh’s legacy. Holy Women, Holy Men credits him with training “many others to serve as deacons throughout northern Minnesota. The powerful tradition of Ojibway hymn singing is a living testimony to their ministry. His understanding of Native tradition enabled him to enculturate Christianity in the language and traditions of the Ojibway.”

For $.99 cents you can buy an MP3 and hear the Ojibwe Hymn Singers’ lovely rendition of “On the Beautiful Beyond.”

And finally, if you need a button to sport on your General Convention nametag, how about this? Unfortunately they only come in packs of 100.

Heidi Shott

The Supreme Executive Committee subtracted 80 votes from Enmegahbowh at 12:33 a.m. EDT, because of voting irregularity we discovered. The person(s) involved have been blocked from Lent Madness. Remember, we encourage you to spread the word about your favorite saints. However, voting 50+ times from one computer is not allowed.

Vote!

Margaret of Scotland vs. Enmegahbowh

  • Margaret of Scotland (51%, 934 Votes)
  • Enmegahbowh (49%, 903 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,836

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73 Comments to "Margaret of Scotland vs. Enmegahbowh"

  1. March 29, 2012 - 8:09 am | Permalink

    Little ol’ Cetlic me has go with the Scottish lass (even though I know she wasn’t Scottish).

  2. Lauren Stanley's Gravatar Lauren Stanley
    March 29, 2012 - 8:13 am | Permalink

    Now this one is a hard one, and I won’t allow kitsch, or the lack thereof, to influence my vote. But I gotta go with the missionary who went where God called … Go, Enmegahbowh!

    • mary wueste's Gravatar mary wueste
      March 29, 2012 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

      Go, go Enmegahbowh!

  3. March 29, 2012 - 8:18 am | Permalink

    Tim and Scott, I was just thinking that a post-Lent churchy kitsch blog was just the thing. A place to showcase all the great kitsch out there. I hope you’ll get to work on that next week so it will be ready to unveil after Easter. 🙂

  4. Sister Mary Winifred's Gravatar Sister Mary Winifred
    March 29, 2012 - 8:54 am | Permalink

    . . . Scottish border clan descendent voting for John.

  5. Sarah's Gravatar Sarah
    March 29, 2012 - 9:00 am | Permalink

    I’m an admirer of both, and the coloring page had me (6 grandchildren, you know). However, my holy habit this week has been to vote for the underdog (the one with the least amount of kitsch). Go, Emmagabowh (it’s also a vote for his spouse–just like any election).

  6. Alice's Gravatar Alice
    March 29, 2012 - 9:09 am | Permalink

    I am not sure at this point if I am voting for Enmegahbowh or his wife. Now there is a woman you do not want to cross!

    • Diane Amison-Loring's Gravatar Diane Amison-Loring
      March 29, 2012 - 9:17 am | Permalink

      I love the image of Enmegahbowh defending his wife’s honor. I especially love the image of him holding the man down while Biwabiko-gizig-okwe beat her oppressor to a pulp. That wouldn’t work today, but oh, my, what a great idea. Go Enmegahbowh!

  7. Margaret Smist's Gravatar Margaret Smist
    March 29, 2012 - 9:21 am | Permalink

    Besides being my namesake, I guess I just can’t see the Golden Halo going to someone who’s name we can’t pronounce! 🙂

    • Margaret Smist's Gravatar Margaret Smist
      March 29, 2012 - 9:22 am | Permalink

      make that ‘whose’…..

  8. Heidi Shott's Gravatar Heidi Shott
    March 29, 2012 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    While I know that Enmegahbowh is the one featured in this contest, perhaps some of you who have been following along are curious to see what Iron Sky Woman looked like. (I figured out a long time ago growing up in the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination that there is no such thing as a Missionary Wife. If you’re out on the field, you’re a missionary…whether you’re the ordained one or not.) Anyhoo, here’s a link to a copyright protected image of our spirited sister http://www.inhonorofthepeople.org/people/enmegahbowh-one-who-stands-his-people-rev-john-johnson . Scroll to the thumbnail of her below the big photo.

    Here’s one other thing that’s just too wonderful not to share. Yesterday I ran across the name of one of the native deacons mentored by Enmegahbowh. His Anglo name was Mark Hart, but his native name was Obimweweiash which translates to “Sailing Along with a Thundering Cloud.” It’s a name that takes my breath away.

    • miriam's Gravatar miriam
      March 29, 2012 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for adding this – wow, what a woman! And there had to be so many more like her about whom we’ll never know. I appreciate learning about her.

    • Jerry Rankin's Gravatar Jerry Rankin
      March 29, 2012 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

      Yes, indeed. She looks to be a woman who could get the job – not matter what – done.

  9. Joe Stroud's Gravatar Joe Stroud
    March 29, 2012 - 9:40 am | Permalink

    It’s a very close “battle” right now, but, as much as I admire Enm. . . . . (I can’t even say it; I’m surely not going to try to spell it!), I’m going with the (sort of) Celtic queen whose hospitality to the poor gave us a saintly model.

  10. aleathia nicholson's Gravatar aleathia nicholson
    March 29, 2012 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    As much as I love kitsch, that alone won’t affect my final decision. Nor will my inability to prononce “E”‘s name right off the bat without having to look at it and syllabize, a practice others could easily acquire with very little effort. Please note that I am not descending to the level of singling out and naming others who make choices based on such. “E” all the way ! And for what it’s worth, I just call him” Enmeggie” and his fearless madam “She who beats the living tar out of those who lack the proper respect for a clergy wife”.

  11. Mary W. Cox's Gravatar Mary W. Cox
    March 29, 2012 - 9:57 am | Permalink

    Oh, this is too hard! Margaret, whose hands outstretched to serve I see in the stained glass window at my church every Sunday, or tough and faithful Enmegahbowh (and his feisty spouse)? Decisions, decisions–I might just have to get back to actual work while I ponder this fateful choice.

  12. Dennis Johnson's Gravatar Dennis Johnson
    March 29, 2012 - 10:03 am | Permalink

    This is really getting difficult. On one hand, Margaret, a true blood relative, who was generous to a fault to her people and spiritual; a nun of the heart if not of the body.
    Then “E”, a native American and a deacon, something we share. Tough call, especially if we ignore gender (doesn’t God?). This time, I’ll go with and his wonderful wife.

  13. Empy+'s Gravatar Empy+
    March 29, 2012 - 10:07 am | Permalink

    Had to go with Margaret because I just ordered those lovely coasters!

  14. Judith Lidberg's Gravatar Judith Lidberg
    March 29, 2012 - 10:40 am | Permalink

    I cannot vote for Margaret because I am still mad that she ousted John Cassian, my favorite saint. So few voted during that round – don’t people know who John Cassian was – have they not read his writings?

  15. Betsy's Gravatar Betsy
    March 29, 2012 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    As a deacon, sometime klutz, and promoter of outdoor worship settings, I’m intrigued by Margaret’s book of Gospels that didn’t show any water damage after being dropped into a river. If anyone offers those for sale, they have a buyer! Torn between Margaret and Enmegahbowh…off to ponder.

  16. Carol Buckalew's Gravatar Carol Buckalew
    March 29, 2012 - 11:21 am | Permalink

    As the daughter of a feisty woman and a strong man who stood by her (George & Jo Scholz) my vote goes to Enmegahbowh (and Iron Sky Woman).

  17. Mary-Elise's Gravatar Mary-Elise
    March 29, 2012 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    I think it would be cool to have something like this pillow for Enmegahbowh and his wife:
    http://www.catholicchild.com/PRAYER-PILLOWCASE-briBLESSED-KATERI-TEKAKWITHA_i/productinfo/20410/

    I think a product line to go with Holy Women, Holy Men is in order.

  18. Peggy Thompson's Gravatar Peggy Thompson
    March 29, 2012 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    With the name of Peggy I had to vote for Margaret.

  19. Jim's Gravatar Jim
    March 29, 2012 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    Margaret of Scotland used her influence over her husband to force Roman ways on the native church. Her sons continued the “Romanization” during their reigns. Those who refused to convert risked being subjected to the royal power of investiture where their lands would be seized and turned over to the church. Years and years ago one of Margaret’s sons took my ancestors land when they refused to convert. I cannot vote for her.

    I also have a wife with Native-Ameican blood who at times has shown some of the traits of Iron Sky Woman so a vote for the home team seems like a good idea.

  20. Alec's Gravatar Alec
    March 29, 2012 - 12:05 pm | Permalink

    AS WE MOVE TOWARD THE GOAL, COMMENTARY SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME WILDER AND MORE UNDISCIPLINED AND HAS DETERIORATED INTO VARIOUS SALES PITCHES REFLECTING KITSCH, WHATEVER THAT IS BUT WHICH SOMEONE RENDERED AS “KRANK” WHICH I THINK IN GERMAN TRANSLATES AS “SICK??????”. OF COURSE I AM MISTAKEN.

  21. Sue's Gravatar Sue
    March 29, 2012 - 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Sam Portero’s message (in Brightest and Best) about Emmegahbowh was inciteful enough to sway my vote.

  22. dr.primrose's Gravatar dr.primrose
    March 29, 2012 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Margaret was not a Scot; she a Saxon princess born in Hungary, who married a Scottish king. She did not speak Gaelic and refused to learn it, insisting that that the court language become English.

    She detested the native Celtic Church, in favor of Rome. She forced many of the native clergy out of the church and replaced them with English clergy. The Roman diocesan structure replaced the native Celtic one.

    As a descendant of Gaelic Highlanders, I don’t like her.

    Enmegahbowh was part of the 99%, not the 1%. His power was not the power of force but the power of persuasion and living a worthy life. His work continues in the work of the Native American churches in northern Minnesota.

    • Harlie Youngblood's Gravatar Harlie Youngblood
      March 29, 2012 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

      It had nothing to do with the church, but Enmegahbowh holding a man down while
      his wife gave him “a sound beating” certainly is the power of force and a bad witness at that.

  23. Ann McReynolds's Gravatar Ann McReynolds
    March 29, 2012 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t see the Margaret peg doll’s Tartan sash, to determine which of the Clans has been associated with her, and that makes me wary. Thus, even though I have a LOT more Margarets in my family tree than Enmegahbowhs or Iron Sky Women, I’ll have to cast my lot with our native son.

  24. bill's Gravatar bill
    March 29, 2012 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Tough call, but I have to go with Maggie over Enmegahbowh. Firsts are nice and it is good that he brought Christianity to the Native Americans, but the Scots were pretty notoriously uncivilized too. Without Margaret, ultimately, there would be no Presbyterians.

    • dr.primrose's Gravatar dr.primrose
      March 29, 2012 - 1:27 pm | Permalink

      Well, actually that’s true but perhaps for different reasons. As one writer has noted, “Benefices were instituted, bishops and abbots became men of wealth and eminence, gifts of land were made to churches and monasteries, and Malcolm’s generosity, inspired by his queen [Margaret], started the process by which one third of the richest Lowland land in Scotland was acquired by the Church by the end of the thirteenth century. Had it not been for this process, there might have been no Reformation in Scotland.”

  25. March 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Jennifer, thanks for the link to crapatmyparentshouse. Totally Hilarious. Good model for the future churchy kitsch blog, I think!

  26. March 29, 2012 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Dr. Primrose, you said it for me!!! Anyway, GO MINNESOTA!!

  27. helene from Middletown, Ohio's Gravatar helene from Middletown, Ohio
    March 29, 2012 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Go E, many thanks for enlightening natives and welcoming them to a glorious heaven!

  28. Cate's Gravatar Cate
    March 29, 2012 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Both E and Margaret are worthy competitors, but neither one can win against the awesome Mary Magdalene in the Faithful Four! Oh and for tomorrow, don’t let the YouTube smear campaign sway you – VOTE EMMA!!!

  29. Jim's Gravatar Jim
    March 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    During the last century in America the white man found the native peoples to be notoriously uncivilized. In an effort to civilize them the white man removed them from their lands and stripped them of their native ways and livelihoods. The same thing happened to the native Celts in Scotland as first Margaret and later her sons stripped the Celts of lands and livelihoods in order to civilize them. I think that we would all agree that using means such as these to force beliefs on another people is wrong and actually a bit unsaintly.

  30. Frosty Beerglass's Gravatar Frosty Beerglass
    March 29, 2012 - 2:23 pm | Permalink

    No one has picked up on this sobering point of view submitted by MaineCelt in the Queen Margaret v Wm Temple round:

    For anyone moved to vote for Margaret merely because of Scottish affiliation, hold off. She wasn’t just a lovely do-gooder. She was also an aggressive advocate for the subjugation of Gaelic language and culture and she would have happily done away with the Celtic Church as a whole. Now, I know the distinct features of Celtic Christianity are a matter of great scholarly dispute, but I still say Margaret was an ungracious imperialist.

    • dr.primrose's Gravatar dr.primrose
      March 29, 2012 - 2:54 pm | Permalink

      Well, actually Jim and I have been beating that drum all day! Thanks for your support!

      • March 29, 2012 - 10:16 pm | Permalink

        Ceud mile taing! Gaidhlig gu brath!

        • madeleine borthwick's Gravatar madeleine borthwick
          March 30, 2012 - 10:19 am | Permalink

          Dude…..in english please? not too many of us speak gaelic…..

  31. Georgia's Gravatar Georgia
    March 29, 2012 - 2:46 pm | Permalink

    The choices are not going to get easier as we get closer to the Golden Halo. Today’s matchup was another difficult one. For me, since Enmegahbowh had little kitsch and more explanation, the explanation swayed my vote. Anyone who trained more deacons has my vote.

  32. kathhi ferris's Gravatar kathhi ferris
    March 29, 2012 - 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Go, John, Go! Anyone who “barbers” has my vote! To kitch or not to kitch–that is the question–today I’ll go for the kitchless big E–and, of course, his better half!

    • kathhi ferris's Gravatar kathhi ferris
      March 29, 2012 - 2:53 pm | Permalink

      oops–can’t spell today–it’s kathi–too much lenten discipline at the gym!

  33. Beth Ann's Gravatar Beth Ann
    March 29, 2012 - 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Jim and dr.primrose have swayed me. GO DEACONS !!!!!!
    (sorry for the yelling)

  34. Bronwyn Skov's Gravatar Bronwyn Skov
    March 29, 2012 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    en – muh – GAH – boe
    Very easy to pronounce. However his name is difficult to spell correctly.

  35. March 29, 2012 - 3:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s about 4 pm and the difference in votes is three. A real nail biter!

  36. Amelia Hagen's Gravatar Amelia Hagen
    March 29, 2012 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    After the hearty laugh reading about Emmagabowh and the scolding I’d be sure to get from my sister and BIL in Minnesotta, if I did not vote for hi I voted for him. Do like Margaret though. Hard choice.

  37. Nancy Baillie Strong's Gravatar Nancy Baillie Strong
    March 29, 2012 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Okay: with a Scottish maiden name (Baillie, admittedly Lowlanders), one might think that I would choose Margaret…but I am going with Enmegabowh. Admire them both, but have to choose someone who made a huge leap of faith to become part of God’s new work in this country among the people of the First Nations.

    A word to the Kitsch-meisters: I’m not convinced that the two stained glass depictions of Margaret are in fact depictions of She the Scottish Queen. The peg doll, the felt doll, and the coloring page all show her with some sort of crown, while the first stained glass image depicts a woman with a palm branch, traditionally associated with martyrdom — and that would fit Saint Margaret of Antioch (patroness of the Society of Saint Margaret). The second stained glass image depicts someone with a semi-pre-Raphaelite coiffure…maybe the headband is meant to depict a diadem or tiara-type thing, but as I say, not nearly as convincing as the headgear on the first three images. Anyone for fascinators?

  38. March 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    You could do the kitsch blog in time for Pentecost, under the heading “Stuff that really ought to be burned…”.

    • Jennifer's Gravatar Jennifer
      March 30, 2012 - 12:35 am | Permalink

      Heh.

  39. katherine's Gravatar katherine
    March 29, 2012 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    I’d have to vote NO on a fascinator…since the last Royal Wedding, those have been ruined for me. But I think I’ll be casting a vote for the Native American missionary and his missionary wife. The lack of kitsch may have been a determining factor…not gonna lie.

  40. Hope and Skye's Gravatar Hope and Skye
    March 29, 2012 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Skye gets the family vote tonight and she went for the Iron Sky(e) Woman’s husband.

  41. Mary W. Cox's Gravatar Mary W. Cox
    March 29, 2012 - 8:42 pm | Permalink

    A haiku for Iron Sky Woman…

    Mrs. John Johnson
    let white folks call her Charlotte–
    God spoke her real name.

  42. Heidi Shott's Gravatar Heidi Shott
    March 29, 2012 - 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Mary, my dear – Such a haiku prodigy. xo

  43. ~kim's Gravatar ~kim
    March 29, 2012 - 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Enmegahbowh doll looks a lot like F. Murray Abraham… go Team Margaret~!

  44. Mary-Elise's Gravatar Mary-Elise
    March 29, 2012 - 9:52 pm | Permalink

    What a nail biter… is there instant replay to show over night (eastern time) lead changes ?

  45. Linda's Gravatar Linda
    March 29, 2012 - 10:54 pm | Permalink

    How can you not vote for E… that charming doll that looks eerily like Dr. Spock with out the ears!!! Wish there were more than 1 so I could order one!!!

    • madeleine borthwick's Gravatar madeleine borthwick
      March 30, 2012 - 10:22 am | Permalink

      linda…..are you sure you don’t mean MR. Spock as opposed to DR. Spock?
      live long and prosper,
      madeleine

  46. March 30, 2012 - 12:21 am | Permalink

    For Minnesota! For the Episcopal Church! For Enmegahbowh (en-muh-GAH-bo)!

  47. Larry Reynolds's Gravatar Larry Reynolds
    March 30, 2012 - 12:38 am | Permalink

    Go, Enmegahbowh!!

  48. Bronwyn's Gravatar Bronwyn
    March 30, 2012 - 12:53 am | Permalink

    So sorry to learn that an enthusiastic Enmegahbowh voter was stuffing the ballot box. The mail-biter was so much more fun before we suffered the setback due to cheating. On behalf of Minnesotans and faithful Enmegahbowh fans, I apologize. (I sure hope it wasn’t a Margaret fan trying to give us false hope!)

    • March 30, 2012 - 12:58 am | Permalink

      There was a surge of 50+ votes just before I posted the notice. When I noticed that, I found another of about 30 from earlier.

      It’s still very close!

  49. Ginny Rodriguez's Gravatar Ginny Rodriguez
    March 30, 2012 - 1:25 am | Permalink

    Voting for E. “Local Boy Does Good!” Headline news.

  50. Mica Van Fossen's Gravatar Mica Van Fossen
    March 30, 2012 - 4:42 am | Permalink

    Loved the haiku Mary!
    I just got up for work & saw there had been
    ballot stuffers again. How disappointing.
    Enmegabowh had been winning, now he’s done.
    This worthy man did not deserve such dishonesty, even in our little game.

  51. Susan Allen's Gravatar Susan Allen
    March 30, 2012 - 5:43 am | Permalink

    Wow.

    Also disappointed by the ballot stuffing – it’s not as if this is the Mega Millions jackpot.

  52. barbara's Gravatar barbara
    March 30, 2012 - 7:43 am | Permalink

    I have to say I’m really impressed by that Enmegahbowh doll….

  53. madeleine borthwick's Gravatar madeleine borthwick
    March 30, 2012 - 10:23 am | Permalink

    Go Enmegabowh!

  54. mary wueste's Gravatar mary wueste
    March 30, 2012 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Also really disappointed that someone cheated. How could you! We’re talking about Saints here! (and I was rooting for Enmegahbowh). Sigh.

  55. Brigid Courtney's Gravatar Brigid Courtney
    April 1, 2012 - 3:46 pm | Permalink

    This gets problematic for me because I love the Celtic Spirituality. I however was Confirmed in St. Margaret of Scotland, so I guess sentiment wins out here.

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