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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:41 PM
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Good Olbermann article on voting reform.
OK, it's an older article from but I really enjoyed it. Yes, I'm now reading through his archives at Salon since he is my New Favorite Newsman and Big Crush. :evilgrin:

Make voting mandatory!
And another modest proposal to fix our sick democracy.

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By Keith Olbermann

...under the current system, no one's ever going to pay enough attention to the subject to reverse low voter turnout or campaign gutterization. So if we want to get serious about improving the size of the electorate or the size of the brains of the elected, we're going to have to make voting reform into the wildest, sexiest, most contentious, most yakfest-suited topic on the map.

The Arizona Clean Election laws, simple and beautiful as they seem, balancing and nurturing as they may be, just aren't going to get Geraldo Rivera's head to spin completely around on its axis or cause Trent Lott's hair to move.

Thus I offer two modest proposals to get head and hair flying.

And he likes Arizona Clean Elections.... swoon. :D
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