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Classic George Will. Seriously.

[ 22 ] November 6, 2012 |

Looking through my 1976 copy of The Changing American Voter today, what should I find inside?  This vintage 1976 clipping of a George Will column, warning us sternly about the dangers of allowing voter registration by . . . mail.  Because it would mean a “substantial increase in bureaucracy, and a substantial increase in the opportunity for fraudulent voting.”

 

 

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  • StevenAttewell

    I’m calling it: George Will is Nosferatu. That photo is eerie.

    • EndOfTheWorld

      It’s hard not to be a Republican when you’re born already 47 years old.

      • Aaron B.

        +infinity

      • Rhino

        Hey I’m 47 and I was, god help me, a randroid when I was 20. It took me nearly 30 years to become a socialist, and in a few more years, probably a Marxist assassin.

    • Lancelot Link

      I wonder…does George Will sleep in a coffin filled with the soil of his native land?

  • Julian

    Holy shit. He has not aged a day, which means he was born at age sixty-six.

    • Bexley

      Watch out for when he runs for Mayor of Sunnydale.

  • Yeah, they’ve been fighting a holding action since the Golden Age of suffrage only for property owning white males. They need some new euphemisms though.

  • SP

    And based on all the imaginary booga-booga about voter fraud, he would claim that he was proved fucking right.

  • Jebus Christ. How old IS George Will?

    Truly he has always been yelling at clouds.

  • DrDick

    Most importantly making registration easier would lead to a substantial increase in blahs and other undesirables voting.

  • thusbloggedanderson

    That can’t be the real George Will. Where’s the bow-tie?

    • NonyNony

      Ah – now we see what his deal with Satan entailed.

      I assume that this is also Tucker Carlson’s excuse.

      • DrDick

        It is the sign of the beast!

      • Njorl

        I think Carlson didn’t read his contract before putting blood to paper. It must have the phrase “… or something like that.” where it describes his reward.

      • It’s a joy to find somneoe who can think like that

  • Todd

    I still feel like his columns are better than his minority-ownership track record with the Orioles.

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  • thebewilderness

    Heavens forefend we encourage the most lackadaisical (blah) citizens to vote. That would not be good news for John McCain.

    Says I, sitting here in a mail ballot state, having cast my vote a week ago.

  • JR

    Bureaucracy is bad. Taking six hours off of work is a much easier solution for the common folk living paycheck to paycheck most effected by the election they’re trying to vote in. Their republcian bosses would have no problem with that.

  • Bart

    I see he used “modicum” early on, for which he gets extra credit. What about “Too clever by half” in the rest of the piece, which normally gets him several extras?

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