Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Voter turnout an embarrassment

So, Iraqis under death-threats from bad guys with real, live machine guns and bombs and a history of using them manage to get their butts to the polls with a voter turnout of over 60%. Here in Loudoun County with no such entertainments and a literacy rate significantly higher than the average Iraqi province, we barely manage 29%. Twenty-freakin'-nine percent. As I drive to work in the morning I'll look to my left and to my right and realize that the likelihood is pretty high that neither of the drivers there voted today. I can almost guarantee both of them will be bitching about their government by the weekend. I have no pity for any of them.