Sunday, May 01, 2005

Goldfish sent polling card

At every general election there is a spate of stories along the lines of "CHILD OF 2 IS SENT POLLING CARD". These are reported in a lighthearted way, with an undercurrent that they are a sign of how inefficient the local council is at running the electoral process.


The only possible reason for a child of 2 being sent a polling card is that his parents have filled in the registration form wrongly. And the only reason for the news reaching the national media is that the parents have tipped off their local newspaper or radio station and the story has been picked up from there.

But then "PARENTS SO STUPID THEY DON'T REALISE HOW STUPID THEY HAVE BEEN" does not make such a good headline.

Thank you, I feel better for getting that off my chest.

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