"He was so assured of victory that I can reveal here that he wasn't even in town on election night. When declared the winner, Griggs was, as we say in the newspaper business, unavailable for comment. He was on a cruise."
"Griggs didn't even vote for himself. He tried to obtain an absentee ballot, but the cruise got in the way."
Imagine the slogan of Grigg's opponent:
"I care enough to vote! I care enough to be there when the votes are counted!! Bob Griggs doesn't!!!"
"Bob Griggs didn't care enough to vote, even for himself. Does this man deserve to stay in office?"
Of course this may have been Leiber's goal all along. Bob Griggs is a Republican, and Leiber is a newspaper reporter. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.