There's no place like home? Not if your candidate loses

A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport April 27, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Correction: This online story incorrectly identified the type of flight that contest winners would receive. JetBlue is offering a round-trip ticket. The text of this story has been corrected.

This final note today, apropos of the debate, I guess.

JetBlue has a new contest it's running; the big prize is a free flight. It's a round-trip flight so you can flee the country...when the candidate you didn't vote for wins. The tagline reads: "Live free, or fly."

So it's funny, right? But also sort of really... not.

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