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Ex Fabula: Vote

Art Montes

Rejoice readers, we are only days away from the end of campaign calls, political ads and the he said/she said debates that have filled our newsfeeds for the past several months. In honor on Election Day 2014, we thought we’d share a couple of our favorite ExFabula stories involving what else, politics. 

Worry not. We’re not putting any current candidates under the stage lights but rather reliving what inspired the following storytellers to begin their own political pursuits.

Credit Kat Schleicher
Paul Warloski

In March of 2014,  Michael Mangan took to the stage for our Off the Hook Story Slam. Mangan gave a humorous history of his lifelong interest in politics beginning with Jerry Brown in the 80s. Eventually Mangan was moved to begin his own campaign, aiming for the Governor’s mansion and leading him to some outlandish campaign promotions, including a Home Run Derby, a gorilla suit and not one but two arrests.

Our second story takes us back to January 2012 when Paul Warloski shared his motivation for joining the George Bush Sr. campaign in 1980. Unlike Michael Mangan, Warloski’s motivation for joining the campaign had less to do with politics and ideology than it did with the campaign manager’s very attractive teenage daughter. Find out how long Warloski’s Faking It lasted and what Halle Berry and 12-year-old Scotch have to do with it.

As you know, Ex Fabula is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization. With that, we are always looking for dynamic volunteers to help us spread the word and build our community strength and presence. Luckily, we have a volunteer information night coming in November. We welcome anyone interested in Ex Fabula to come and learn what we are all about. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for November 13th and our My Nemesis night at Hot Water Wherehouse. We have the Stage. You have the Story. Let’s share.

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