Good Example of Spite

Via a reader email to Talking Points Memo: Regardless of which side of the political fence you’re on, you have to admire this type of personal animosity:

My next-door neighbor is a life-long Democrat who has spent the last 20 years as a registered Republican. He switched his registration just so he could vote against Arlen in the GOP primaries. When Arlen switched to the Democrats, so did my neighbor. I have disliked many a politician but have never been tempted to switch parties to get another opportunity to vote against him an extra time.

Good Example of Spite

One thought on “Good Example of Spite

  1. Aaron Pik says:

    The original reason I am registered as “unenrolled” (ie independent) was so I could vote for Pat Buchanan in the 2000 Republican Primary. I figured he had no chance to win the actual election, so I’d better get him up there to take the fall versus Gore (a sure bet, in my mind, to win the Democratic primary in Massachusetts, so why waste the vote).

    Now I’m unenrolled because I’m a curmudgeon.


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