Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You Can't Fool All The People...

From Iowa comes a statement from a Republican woman appointed to their electoral college:
One of the Republican appointees to the Electoral College abruptly resigned from her post Thursday after publicly questioning whether she would support the party's presidential ticket when casting official votes after the November election.

Melinda Wadsley of Ames, Iowa, told The Associated Press that she could not in good conscience vote for party nominee Mitt Romney. Wadsley was among three electors who had told the AP for a story published Thursday that they were exploring alternatives should Romney win their states.

"I have always been a straight ticket Republican, and for the first time in my life I am an undecided voter, therefore, I need to resign my position as a Republican presidential elector," Wadsley said in an email exchange.

She's one of three electors making a similar statement (but not resigning) about their inability to cast in for The Rominee. (They're Ron Paulites. But still...) I can't go so far as to say that three is a trend, or even that it's encouraging: teabaggers, after all, are still teabaggers, foundationally averse to reality. But as it becomes apparent I'm never gonna convince a certain reader that she's severely misinformed and misled, it's nice to know that not everyone of her disposition is similarly refractory.

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