Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Cat-wielding Voter Smashes Diebold Machine

An Allentown independent voter decided this morning that (a) Republicans wanted to steal the election, (b) they were going to use Diebold touch-screen electronic voting machines to do it, and, here's the kicker, (c) the best way to combat this is to destroy one such machine with a cat statuette:
"He smashed it with the cat's ears," said volunteer Jim Govostis, who watched the incident unfold at Raker Center, a nursing home owned by Good Shepherd, around 12:30 p.m.

Young, who brought the paperweight with him, then sat down, hung his head and waited for police, who arrested him without incident.

"He came in here very peaceably and showed his ID," said volunteer Gladys Pezoldt, "then he got on the machine and just snapped…He was immediately remorseful. When the police came, he got up, turned around and put his hands behind his back."
Link (via Wonkette). Sure, it's easy to call this man crazy. But what he did is probably still more rational than actually voting.

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