From Master and Commander:
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you see those two weevils doctor?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: I do.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Which would you choose?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: [sighs annoyed] Neither; there is not a scrap a difference between them. They are the same species of Curculio.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: If you had to choose. If you were forced to make a choice. If there was no other response…
Dr. Stephen Maturin: [Exasperated] Well then if you are going to *push* me…
[the doctor studies the weevils briefly]
Dr. Stephen Maturin: …I would choose the right hand weevil; it has… significant advantage in both length and breadth.
[the captain thumps his fist in the table]
Capt. Jack Aubrey: There, I have you! You’re completely dished! Do you not know that in the service…
Capt. Jack Aubrey: …one must always choose the lesser of two weevils.
The thing most likely to cause me to vote for Gery Chico in the Chicago mayoral primary has happened:
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis ended his bid for Chicago mayor tonight, endorsing former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
Davis said he is endorsing Braun in the name of unity.
“I’m proud that I will be here when Carol Moseley Braun becomes the next mayor,” Davis said. “I come here tonight…to help prove unity is more than just a concept.”
Braun said she is emboldened by the endorsements from both Davis and state Sen. James Meeks, the other major African-American candidate who dropped out of the contest last week. Braun called it a “great way to start the new year.”
In deciding for whom to vote in the primary I must determine which is the lesser weevil. Increasingly, that’s sounding like Gery Chico.