Monday, April 03, 2006

Your Vote Matters ... So Dial Carefully

A recent movie trailer I saw hit me like a brick in the head. In the promo, they make light of the fact that more people vote for the next American Idol every week than vote for the their own legislative representatives. Although I don't begrudge anyone wearing the numbers off their telephone to ensure their favorite Idol makes it to the next round, I would only hope that a little consideration be made to attempt to give hoot about elected officials that make the laws we all are subject to. Really ... after burning up the telephone lines for Reuben Studdard in season two (2003), he's all but forgotten about now. But you can bet your keister that legislation and judicial decisions enacted in 2003 are still very much involved with all of our daily lives. Maybe if we get Randy, Paula, and Simon to judge the presidential debates, and bring in Ryan Seacrest to mediate ... more people will care. Besides ... I'd love to see the audition outtakes.


Blogger alyceclover said...

You might be on to something here. What if the elections were run more like an Idol television show? It seems television/movies/sports are opiate's for the people.

April 14, 2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger JK said...

Politicians would never stand for it ... it would prompt people to actually care, and they'd be out of a job. LOL.

Thanks for reading.

April 14, 2006 8:19 PM  

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