Monday, December 31, 2007

Another classic of 2007

Can you stand another addendum to the "best/worst" list? Here's the award for "most blatant evidence of election rigging" in 2008, or possibly ever...after the recent parliamentary "elections" in Russia, there were all those reports and video of ballot-box stuffing, prizes being awarded, cash appearing, etc., but then there was the main sqaure of the capital, where God and everyone learned that "MOSCOW IS VOTING FOR PUTIN!" and then were exhorted to "VOTE LIST 10!" There were other candidates on the ballot, but the people responsible for this poster unaccountably failed to inform their fellow citizens.

That was really rather had all the subtlety of a baseball bat blow to the head. But it certainly reminded me of the good old days, when an instructor in my language class astounded everyone by informing us that OF COURSE they had free elections in the USSR!. You were FREE to vote for the ONE CANDIDATE on the ballot! So there!


Blogger TomCat said...

Using thugs to intimidate poll workers (GOP 2000) and rigging voting machines (GOP 2004) are so much more democratic. ;-)

Shame on those Russians.

1:39 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

tom, you're absolutely right...and so there's some hesitation about bringing these things up with Russians. They all know about those "irregularities," for sure.

But this sign was priceless...couldn't resist!

1:43 PM  

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