Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In California

I'm not usually proud of California.  We have politicians who are bought by the real estate industry.  I mean, really bought.  And the finance capitalists, you know, the people who brought us the meltdown.  And we require a 2/3 majority to increase taxes and then complain that our politicians are ineffectual.  But in one respect, we do well.  We do not try to suppress the vote.  In fact, we make it very easy for people to cast a vote.  You don't have to stand in line for six hours, you can vote before or after work (our polling stations are open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.), you can vote by mail, you can vote early at the local Registrar of Voters office.  Many people don't, but that's not because we're making it difficult for people to do it.

J looked at the picture of the line in Ohio in this morning's Bee and said, "I'm not sure I'd be willing to stand in a line that long to vote."  And that's what the Republicans in Ohio are hoping.

Romney's going to win.

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