Wednesday, April 28, 2010

making lemonade out of lemons

So, you've probably heard about the voter registration fraud, where folks thought they were signing petitions for pot legalization, and actually registered to vote as Republicans. Apparently, the petition-gatherers were paid something like $8 for each GOP voter they registered.

Authorities are proceeding to see if a crime has been committed (hint: yes), but I kinda think this is a good thing, and here's why.

1) Bad publicity for the GOP is always welcome, especially when it involves an issue (voter fraud) that they've always yelled about (think ACORN).

2) People who were taken in by the fraud are now technically eligible to vote in all Republican primaries, with, shall we say, some incentive to vote for the most outrageous, right-wing-nut candidates on the ballot. I know this is dangerous territory.

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