And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with Bristol Palin’s dancing. Somehow, in the election hoopla a few weeks ago, we neglected to report that Denver voters rejected–by a 5-1 margin, no less–a ballot proposal that would have set up a government commission to track extraterrestrial visitors to the Mile High City. The Washington Post reported the ballot question was pushed by an local entrepreneur named Jeff Peckman, who believes that intelligent aliens have been visiting Earth for decades, but the federal government has conspired to keep it quiet. Of course, far be it for us to scoff at the possibility of such chicanery–especially given the recent accusation that a 2006 Congressional report, which questioned the credibility of climate scientists’ work on global warming, may have been plagiarized from sources that include Wikipedia. Could the vote itself have been rigged by extraterrestrials–perhaps the same ones who are voting in improbable numbers for Bristol Palin on DWTS? Inquiring minds want to know.