Monday, September 27, 2004

How Would Elvis Vote?

The most overt political act Elvis ever made was to show up at the White House, stoned out of his gourd on a cocktail of prescriptions drugs. He was there to get an honorary drug marshal's certificate from Pres. Nixon, who cluelessly felt that being seen with the King would somehow endear him to "the young people." The ensuing grip-and-grimace photograph is now the most popular object in the entire National Archives, more often requested (and put on display) than the Louisiana Purchase, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, the Bill of Rights.

That, somehow, tells us something about America, though I'm not sure what. One question it does raise, and it's not an unimportant one, is How Would Elvis Vote?

An interesting opinion piece by Alan Bisbort in the Hartford Advocate on the culture of the American voter and why the polls don't matter. Warning to those sympathetic to the President, it was written by a Kerry supporter.


Final word: I don't care who you vote for, just get out there and vote. Be an true American. Participate in your goverment.


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