Friday, December 21, 2007

Brewer Loves McCain?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Project White House got some attention earlier this week in the East Valley Tribune--sorta. Trib writer Paul Giblin mentioned that "political pranksters" had filled up the ballot. Giblin didn't tell his readers that many of these pranksters had been inspired by Project White House, although he was kind enough to mention our Reality Journalism escapade in passing in a blog entry and a Sunday notebook item a few days earlier.

What caught our eye in Giblin's story was a suggestion from Secretary of State Jan Brewer that the requirement for running for president in Arizona be increased to stop so many people from participating in the democratic process in the future.

Brewer, the state's top election official, said she favors changing state law to raise the requirements for candidates to appear on Arizona’s ballots.

"Certainly being registered to vote might be a start," she said. "In our presidential preference elections, you do not have to be registered; you have to be qualified to be registered. So it would be nice, I think, that if you're going to participate in the political process, if you’re going to play in that arena, that at least you can vote for yourself."

Wait--is Hillary Clinton able to vote for herself in Arizona? Mitt Romney? Ron Paul? Barack Obama? Seems like only one candidate would benefit from that requirement: Sen. John McCain.


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