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Endorsement Form

So if you want to go to a Bush/Cheney event to see what their platform is about, you are required to sign an endorsement form in order to get your ticket to attend.

By itself, this really bothers, irritates, and upsets me. No matter how strongly I feel about a candidate, any candidate, I'm not going to be the jackass who goes just to heckle. I might actually like a chance to hear the candidate in person before I make up my mind about them. I should not have to swear loyalty just to get in the door. This is not what a democracy--not even a republic!--is about.

But wait, there's more--deliciously, hilariously, brain-hurtingly more:

An endorsement form provided to the Journal by Random says: "I, (full name) ... do herby (sic) endorse George W. Bush for reelection of the United States."

Um. Er. Excuse me... Whatthefuck?!? I mean, seriously, if you're going to make people sign the form, can it at least be spell-checked, or looked over by someone with more than a small handful of brain cells? If I'm going to have to sign away my allegiance in some sickly display of Orwellian pageantry, I'd like the form to be at least marginally coherent. GOP folks, can we at least meet halfway on this one?

If anyone can dig up a scan of the actual form, I would love to immortalize that for posterity. I dug around for a while but didn't turn anything up.

Back to being angry again. I just read this. Grr.

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