Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"We'd Let You Vote, But You'd Only Lower The Tone"

George F. Will tends to be a sanctimonious jackass. Sure, he hides behind an obsession with baseball, but he has always subtly made it clear that he feels he comes from better stock. But he's finally gone from smirking quietly behind his words to proclaiming his superiority to the unwashed masses -- those who might avail themselves of the early vote. Let me paraphrase for you:

Early voting has been expanded to allow lazy, loutish non-voters to be lured to the polls before they've fully digested the nuances of the entire campaign. Normally these troglodytes lurch through the entire election without tearing themselves from their reality tv, but now they're befouling our election with their baseness.

Ok, what he actually said was, "The second problem with early voting is that one of its supposed benefits is actually a subtraction from civic health. The benefit is that it makes voting easier—indeed, essentially effortless. But surely the quality of the electoral turnout declines when the quantity is increased by "convenience voting.""

"Surely the quality declines"? I would beg to differ. Call me a raving populace, but i believe that a "democracy" works best with the engagement of the entire population. Jackhole.

1 comment:

Albert said...

I'm sure his opinion is truly reserved depending on wither you vote for his preferred candidate.