03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mayor Marty Chavez Steals From You and Yours to Pay for His Tomorrows...on Twitter

October 7, 2009 Update: ABQ Mayor Marty Chavez lost the election to Richard Berry.

This is, hands down, the silliest 11th hour appeal I've ever read from a candidate -- Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez, who is in a tight race against challengers Richard Berry and Richard Romero. You may need to click to enlarge.

For the search engine crawlers, here's the text of Chavez's 10pm, election eve tweet:

I humbly ask u 4 ur vote tomorrow & ur help keeping ABQ moving forward. Click here 2 find your polling place tomorrow:

OK, so set aside for a moment that the Mayor of Albuquerque is writing messages to us as if we were 15 year olds. That's just annoying and a little bit pathetic. One could even argue it encourages illiteracy. But, no, let's not go there. Let's analyze.

Chavez spells out tomorrow not once, but twice, a totally of 16 characters. In order to pay for his double helping of tomorrow, he steals six letters from you and yours. He collects another eight letters by gutting Albuquerque. Then he cuts corners with the prepositions and leaves a single unspent character. Technically, he can claim he's a pay-as-you-go type of Tweeter, who can come in under budget to boot.

Call me capricious, but if I was a voter teetering between Chavez and challenger Richard Romero, this slimy tweet the night before would've pushed me over. But maybe I'm reading too much into it.... (ba-dum-dum).

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