Monday, November 03, 2008
Voting: "It's like Cedar Point without the ride at the end."
That's what some guy in line near me said today. Totes. Sure, I got a tiny thrill in my soul when I confirmed my presidential vote, but let's be honest: six voting booths for the City of Bowling Green on the day before the election is not enough. Via Ezra, Rachel Maddow correctly identifies voting lines as a new kind of poll tax. I'm lucky to be a grad student with a flexible schedule. I read a couple of articles about cultural studies and Marxism while in line, and it didn't matter that I was technically half an hour late to my office hours. But it's far more inconvenient for people with real jobs, families, and/or who don't spend hours each day just hanging out reading anyway. Rachel Maddow, if the Mormons fail in California, will you gay marry me there? Please?