In January, we announced Bas Bleu would be hosting our own 2016 presidential election, with your favorite literary characters as the candidates. We’ve narrowed your nominees down to six teams, and in the months leading up to Election Day in November, we’ll be presenting you with the candidates’ biographies, platform issues, and a schedule of campaign events.

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Candidate Bio

Miss Jane Marple was born in an English cathedral close, a gentlewoman and lifelong resident of the village of St. Mary Mead. While most women of her generation devoted themselves to homemaking, Miss Marple leveraged her unflappable constitution and needle-sharp understanding of human nature into an unorthodox career in criminal justice. Weathering criticism and scorn from those who question the intellect and skill of spinsters, Miss Marple has quietly cultivated a sterling reputation as “the finest detective God ever made,” unmasking criminals from all walks of life and earning the respect of Scotland Yard’s top brass. Her tireless work over the years has saved countless lives…and laid the groundwork for a presidency rooted in fairness and fearlessness in the face of evil. Thus it’s only natural that Miss Marple would choose former police officer Hercule Poirot as her estimable running mate. Monsieur Poirot’s devotion to law and order shapes all aspects of his life, work, and moustaches, and his little grey cells and sophisticated worldview are matched only by his reputation across Europe and the Orient as one of the most unique personalities in law enforcement. United in their quest for truth and justice, voters can rest assured: Marple and Poirot are on the case.

Issues We Care About

Criminal Justice
The world is full of dangerous people. But we were not put on this earth to avoid danger, not when the lives of innocents are at stake. Just because one expects the worst of people does not mean one should tolerate it.

Government Transparency
A truly moral government must hold itself to the highest standards of decorum and law if it is to hold its citizens to the same.

Advocacy for the Aging
Most people think old people are fools. We know the truth. There is no substitute for a long life’s experience, and no better resource for society than those persons of a certain age who have seen it all.

Upcoming Campaign Events

Knitting Bee
Bring your needles to the cottage at Gossington Hall for an old-fashioned knit-a-thon with Miss Marple! Get to know your neighbors and share all your news while you knit socks and scarves for St. Faith’s Orphanage’s Trials to Trade service-training program.

Bon Appétit, Mon Ami!
Twelve lucky diners will join Monsieur Poirot for crème de cassis and a sumptuous five-course meal at Whitehaven Mansions, where he will share insights from his illustrious career. (By invitation only.)

Birdwatching 101
Eagle-eyed youngsters are invited to bring their binoculars and inside voices to the St. Mary Mead fields for an introductory lesson in birdwatching. Learn about the importance of quiet observation, the value of seemingly minor details, and what drives the sometimes violent interpersonal dynamics of these fascinating creatures.




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