Urbin Report

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Trying To Vote Republican In South Central Los Angeles

Unfortunately, the stereotype did have some basis in reality.

During my brief move to North Carolina I had to obtain a new driver's licence, part of this process included voter registration.

The kindly African-American gentleman at the N.C. licence bureau was apparently happy to register a new voter from the Soviet Socialist Republic of Minnesota. At least until he asked about my party affiliation.

"Libertarian," I said.

The bastard suddenly went cold and bureaucratic right at that moment.

-- Les Bates