a resident of Palm Beach County since elementary school, here are
my thoughts on the electoral hubbub here:
cannot be overemphasized that more than a quarter of a million
Gore-supporters in Palm Beach County managed to decipher the
demonized "Butterfly Ballot." (Alas, this disproves
the theory that being a Democrat precludes rational thought.)
As an admirer of Vladimir Nabokov, I take umbrage at this lepidopteran
who inadvertently voted for Pat Buchanan should have their suffrage
suspended pending a literacy test. (Joke.)
Jackson spoke in West Palm Beach against the Butterfly Ballot.
Ipso facto, the Butterfly Ballot is legitimate. (Half-joking.)
pal of mine posited a correlation between the ballot-bunglers
and the inability of many Palm Beach County motorists to distinguish
a left lane from a right lane. My vehicular experience confirms
nineteen thousand who voted for both Gore and Buchanan might
be sending a symbolic message: pro-abortion anti-interventionists?
but babies kvetch for exemption from the expectations of citizenship?
(To modify the lyric from Grease, "Literacy is the word.")
but paternalists indulge such kvetching?
Howe wrote of the New Left's "politics of the kindergarten."
Those in West Palm Beach chanting "Revote!" show countercultural
puerility is alive and well.
Wexler should receive an Oscar for blathering.
campaign manager William Daley and attorney Kendall Coffey used
the word "disenfranchised" to describe the cognitively
impaired Palm Beach County voters. This is an insult to those
who have truly felt the caste of disenfranchisement in American
history. Let's keep in mind that we're dealing with a volitional
error in the voting boothu2014the voting booth.
Beach County contains several excellent schools, libraries,
bookstores, and a higher education system. You'd never guess
it from this potentially pivotal idiocy.
Kantor lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.