Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I could be sleeping

But I'd prefer to read Sarah Vowell argue for abolishing the Electoral College.

"But here's the depressing what-if. If neither John Kerry nor George Bush had received the necessary 270 electoral votes to win - which was a real possibility - the House of Representatives would have chosen the president. What's wrong with that? Nothing much - if each state's representatives all voted. But in such a contingency, each state in the union is allotted a single vote for president. Let me repeat that: a single vote. So the half-million residents of Wyoming would have had the same amount of say in electing the president as the 34 million citizens of California?"

Can we keep Maureen Dowd on book leave a little bit longer? Just curious.