Monday, November 03, 2008

The Ground Game in Outer Podunk

Fellow Traveler decided to spend a few hours this morning helping out at our beleagured county Democratic Party headquarters.

She was assigned the task of calling registered voters and encouraging them to vote for the Democratic Party ticket.

Direct quote from one of the callees: "I ain't votin' for no nigger."

Sadly, I'm not terribly surprised.

5 comments:

Gene said...

Ugh.

ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

Sad.

A few days ago, I got a call from the most pleasant sounding woman asking me if I knew where to vote and did I need a ride. She was supporting Obama. I said yes and no and thank you for sounding like a real person, NOT reading a script. She said that she is 70 years old and she certainly doesn't need a script.

Gilly said...

And sad. Its 2008, for goodness sake. though I don't suppose we are any better in the UK!

Mary Beth said...

Gross.

Judith said...

I have trouble believing that there's still this kind of hateful prejudice out there .. but thanks for reminding me.