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Raejeanowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 09:03 AM
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11. OK, I'll Bite
A retired legislative aide, I know better, but I cannot help myself but say, "She can't possibly be that stupid."

Some are just that abysmally ignorant of the process.
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  -Should this person be allowed to vote? lapislzi  Feb-06-08 08:54 AM   #0 
  - What's Maddy McCall's IQ range?  DS1   Feb-06-08 08:56 AM   #1 
  - 30s  Maddy McCall   Feb-06-08 08:57 AM   #3 
  - Someone had to teach you about voting. Someone had to teach me.  Maddy McCall   Feb-06-08 08:56 AM   #2 
  - Sorry if it came across as ridicule  lapislzi   Feb-06-08 09:05 AM   #14 
  - I don't know, someone in their 30s has had the opportunity  treestar   Feb-06-08 09:07 AM   #16 
  - It sounds as though she took the time to learn how AI voting works,  petronius   Feb-06-08 12:22 PM   #26 
  - I know many college-educated people who do not follow politics  Scriptor Ignotus   Feb-06-08 01:22 PM   #35 
  - Seriously.  EOTE   Feb-07-08 01:17 PM   #58 
  - I didn't see the remarks as ridicule. I would be astounded  Arkansas Granny   Feb-06-08 09:09 AM   #17 
  - ...  blondeatlast   Feb-06-08 09:14 AM   #19 
  - I did not see ridicule at all.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-06-08 12:36 PM   #28 
  - but it IS ridiculous that someone in their 30's is that clueless.  QuestionAll   Feb-07-08 07:42 AM   #48 
  - I don't entirely agree.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-07-08 12:58 PM   #56 
  - I suppose. It sucks, but even stupid people should vote.  El Pinko   Feb-06-08 08:57 AM   #4 
  - Civics...  realpolitik   Feb-06-08 08:57 AM   #5 
  - Better make sure she can legally vote.  Lasher   Feb-06-08 08:57 AM   #6 
  - Funny you bring this up, because I discussed this proposition I had at work:  RedStateShame   Feb-06-08 08:59 AM   #7 
  - She's heading the right way, at least.  bryant69   Feb-06-08 09:00 AM   #8 
  - But then again who knows where she'll be in November?  treestar   Feb-06-08 09:05 AM   #13 
  - I'm guessing that she graduated from high school around....  Aviation Pro   Feb-06-08 09:01 AM   #9 
  - b-b-but most U.S. Americans don't have maps.  Graybeard   Feb-06-08 09:01 AM   #10 
  - OK, I'll Bite  Raejeanowl   Feb-06-08 09:03 AM   #11 
  - No embellishment.  lapislzi   Feb-06-08 09:14 AM   #18 
  - Many of the folks who vote down here scare the hell out of me.  trof   Feb-06-08 09:04 AM   #12 
  - I had a similar conversation with a co-worker yesterday  malta blue   Feb-06-08 09:07 AM   #15 
  - My wife's parents never voted in their entire lives.  trof   Feb-06-08 09:21 AM   #20 
  - I agree with Aviation Pro...  islandmkl   Feb-06-08 09:23 AM   #21 
  - Sure she should be allowed to vote.  Zywiec   Feb-06-08 09:25 AM   #22 
  - A shame really, how our system allows one to reach their  lazyriver   Feb-06-08 10:09 AM   #23 
  - I'm laying this one on the individual  Johonny   Feb-06-08 10:46 AM   #25 
     - I agree the ultimate responsibility is with the individual.  lazyriver   Feb-07-08 07:35 AM   #46 
  - This story is sad and kind of scary  DeeDeeNY   Feb-06-08 10:41 AM   #24 
  - We should be helpful to the uneducated about the process.  NoSheep   Feb-06-08 12:33 PM   #27 
  - I'd want to know the school system from which she graduated.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-06-08 12:37 PM   #29 
  - Metro NY--Yonkers  lapislzi   Feb-06-08 01:04 PM   #32 
  - To graduate from high school,  rosesaylavee   Feb-06-08 12:42 PM   #30 
  - She works 3 jobs  lapislzi   Feb-06-08 01:11 PM   #33 
     - Well, bless her.  rosesaylavee   Feb-06-08 06:29 PM   #43 
  - Ohh, poo! Kelly Clarkson isn't on the ballot.  D__S   Feb-06-08 12:47 PM   #31 
  - Educate educate educate educate  uppityperson   Feb-06-08 01:20 PM   #34 
  - Athletic programs and our lack of quality secondary education.  Herdin_Cats   Feb-07-08 12:31 PM   #54 
     - Absolutely no flames from me  uppityperson   Feb-07-08 12:41 PM   #55 
     - To quote my very wise SO (a teacher himself)  lapislzi   Feb-07-08 01:28 PM   #59 
  - I would consider this a victory  BoneDaddy   Feb-06-08 01:33 PM   #36 
  - The primaries are just like American Idol  JBoy   Feb-06-08 01:36 PM   #37 
  - Hehe, I'm not even registered to vote in Minnesota...BUT I VOTED!!!  IronLionZion   Feb-06-08 01:43 PM   #38 
  - I know an Obama supporter who caucused for Hillary just to make me mad  IronLionZion   Feb-06-08 01:45 PM   #39 
  - she is going to push a button blindly  fenriswolf   Feb-06-08 02:24 PM   #40 
  - A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Ikonoklast   Feb-06-08 02:35 PM   #41 
  - Just shoot her.  The Stranger   Feb-06-08 02:38 PM   #42 
  - this same thing happened with my SO at his work, the person (male) didn't know  madmom   Feb-06-08 06:43 PM   #44 
  - Lucky you  Arctic Dave   Feb-06-08 06:58 PM   #45 
  - "high-school civics..."  QuestionAll   Feb-07-08 07:39 AM   #47 
  - UPDATE on my willing pupil  lapislzi   Feb-07-08 09:32 AM   #49 
  - You've earned your gold star.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-07-08 01:03 PM   #57 
  - Holy cow. My 8 yo understands more than that!  JerseygirlCT   Feb-07-08 09:51 AM   #50 
  - I know a great many people who are this clueless, and they are not unintelligent.  yardwork   Feb-07-08 10:16 AM   #51 
  - This just happened to me earlier today while on the phone.  fight4my3sons   Feb-07-08 11:18 AM   #52 
  - How sad...try to help her.  Vektor   Feb-07-08 11:54 AM   #53 

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