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Mon, Feb. 12th, 2007, 08:25 pm
Channeling Nixon

Bruce Bethke on the upcoming election.

Tue, Feb. 13th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)

This makes me fondly remember the scene in Hope by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith in which an unnamed Hilary Clinton is rammed off the side of a Colorado mountain cliff on her way to a presidential campaign rally by an old, high hippy when his master brake...pump(?), cylinder or whatever fails. The VW van and the limo fall several hundred feet or whatever into a fiery explosion.

That combined with the arrest of the Republican presidential nominee for owning and distributing child pornography caused the only people to turn out to vote the Libertarians, guaranteeing the nominee's win. I think the book quoted like, 20% or 30% turnout.

By the end, when Hope comes up for reelection it jumps to, like 80-something %....

I guess I can only dream, fantasize, and hope that there's an old, high hippy out there somewhere.