Saturday, May 26, 2012
The winnowing is under way in Florida again
Anyway, Scott is the bell cow for the voter purge in
Florida that heightens the Republican-controlled scandal that separates the wheat from the chaff, and then gets rid of the wheat. It's all in the name of good government with savage GOP attempts to reduce voter fraud that they have yet to prove exists. In the 2000 election, the state dumped 7000 voters, most of whom were believed to be eligible. The Republicans use it as a an election tool, which I have read is how they do it in some foreign countries run by dictators..
By now, you are probably wondering about the woman in the photo holding a poodle (?). Her name is Maureen Russo, born in Akron, and now in the dog boarding and grooming business in Ft. Lauderdale with her husband. According to ThinkProgress, she's been declared ineligible because she "wasn't born in this country". I've lived in the Akron area for many years, and this is a new one on me.
Actually Mrs. Russo has been a registered voter for 40 years. But before she can challenge the state, she has to ask for an administration hearing that will grind her through the bureaucracy. It's never pleasant. If were her, I would show up with one of those Goodyear tire ashtrays as Exhibit No. 1.
In Florida, it will be easier for a Republican voter with a coconut for a head to enter the voting booth than folks like Mrs. Russo. It's a shameful way to do business, governor, even if it has nothing to do with Medicare fraud. But shame is never something they think about when an election is at stake.