Sunday, January 02, 2005

Ah, the good old days...

In another year-end review story, the Akron Beacon Journal/AP looks back on those long lines to vote and they don't seem so bad.
Some Kenyon College students waited 10 hours to vote, eating pizza, playing board games and socializing with friends while they waited in a community center in Gambier.
An OSU student also weighed in.

"It's our job," Amanda Karel, 25, an Ohio State University graduate student, said as she waited to vote at a banquet hall in Columbus. "It's what we're supposed to do."

Then she joked, "It's the only way to make the ads stop."

And the direct mail.

And the automated phone calls.

Although picking up the phone a week before the election and unexpepctedly hearing that trademark voice say "Hi, I'm Arnold Schwarzenegger and I'm calling to pump you up to vote for George W. Bush" was pretty amusing.

Ah, the good old days.