24 million people voted for the winner of American Idol last night. 24 million people. In contrast, 105,586,274 votes were cast in the last presidential election. Grah!
Is this what we need to increase voter turn out for our general elections? Some frosty-haired twink running around on stage, badgering us about the candidates? A panel of annoying, acerbic has-beens and wanna-bes to comment on the contestants? The ability to SMS your vote for president?
I'm starting to think that we as a country are getting the representation we deserve, if not picked.
But on to the fun parts of the article:
Yes, I can just imagine God, sitting on his throne in heaven, sweating bullets over who will win American Idol. That would certainly expalin why the rest of the planet is going straight into the shitter. He's paying too much attention to FOX!
I suspect that's what the teacher standing at the front of the short bus says about her students, as well.