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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:34 AM
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Sarah Vowell: Ask Me About Cleveland
Ask Me About Cleveland
By SARAH VOWELL
I've been putting it off. This summer, I had hoped to get around to abolishing the Electoral College. But it's been so hot. Now I'm willing to delegate. Maybe other people should handle it. Like members of Congress. Or Norman Lear.
The 2008 presidential election is, by my calculations, at least three years away. But it's been on my mind for at least three reasons. First of all, I just read Jess Walter's swell thriller "Citizen Vince," the tale of a guy in the witness protection program with a subplot involving Election Day in 1980, and I realized how much, despite all logic, I'm itching to vote. "It's a nice, small feeling," thinks Walter's protagonist of the moment in the voting booth, making his choice.
Second, the National Governors Association descended on Des Moines last weekend. All I had to read were the words "governor" and "Iowa" and I knew the campaign had already started, that someday I might have to get used to the unlikely sound of President Vilsack or the unlikelier President Pataki.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/20/opinion/20vowell.html...
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diddlysquat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:41 AM
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1. You know that if the "one vote per state" didn't work in favor
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:48 AM by hawthorne17
of the Repugs, the law would be changed in a minute. It would be another way of "redistricting".
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:45 AM
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2. how true
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:46 AM
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3. When I read the title I was hoping that for once
It would be about vote fraud in OH. Who cares about an obscure provision when massive fraud is being conducted? Another typically trivial op ed.
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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4. Does he secretly hate Quagmire? (n/t)
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:51 AM by youspeakmylanguage
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:59 PM
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5. I just rented a Family Guy DVD!
Third season. Second disc!

Oh, and you know he does.
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:10 PM
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6. Oh, Peter...
...You're what the Spaniards call "el terrible".
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