(All dialogue guaranteed at least 95% accurate)
Yesterday, I went shopping after work. There was a young lady cashiering at the discount store I visited. She came up to the manager and started complaining about a customer who’d talked to her for about 10 minutes about politics. (No, it wasn’t me.) I commiserated with her, and told her to cheer up — it’d be all over after Tuesday.
But once she got the idea of politics in her head, she started complaining. First, she wondered why we were voting this week, when Bush won’t leave office for over a year. I told her that Bush will be out on January 20, 2009, and the real election is in November — this is just to see who will be on the ballot then.
That’s when she announced that she’s supporting Hillary. “After all, I’m a girl, and she’s a girl, so
that’s good, right? And I really think we need a change.”
I stopped biting my tongue at that point. This twit’s vote counts as much as mine, and I couldn’t let her ignorance go unchallenged. “Let me get this straight: We had the first President Bush for four years, then Bill Clinton for eight years, then Bush’s son for eight years. You’re saying you want Clinton’s wife next, and you’re for a change?”
That didn’t sit well with her. “I dunno much about that. but I do know we weren’t at war when Bill Clinton was president.”
“Really? Ever heard of Somalia and the Balkans? How about the three major attacks by Al Qaeda that all took place during Clinton’s term?”
“Well, I said I don’t know much about that. But did you ever hear of a movie called ‘Loose Change?'”
“Yeah, I saw it. I also saw one called ‘Screw Loose Change,’ that showed that at least 90 percent of ‘Loose Change’ is crap.”
“I dunno about that. They said that all the important people were warned about the attacks. Nobody really important really died.”
“Well, apart from the wife of the Solicitor General of the United States.”
“That means nothing to me.”
“When the US gets sued, the Solicitor General is the lawyer who defends it. His wife was on the plane that crashed at the Pentagon.”
“But he wasn’t.”
“No, he wasn’t.”
“But there are still a lot of questions about 9/11 that haven’t been answered.”
“Actually, most of them have. It’s just the nuts and idiots who can’t handle the simple truth who won’t listen.”
“I don’t really care about all that, anyway. I probably won’t even vote.”
I am NOT one of those people who thinks that the higher the voter turnout, the better. There are some people who just shouldn’t vote, and they should not be encouraged to vote. And people like this stupid twit desperately need to stay out of the political process until they’ve educated themselves on at least the basic facts.