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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Veep Debate

What total and complete bullshit. Whomever is responsible for the following should be publically humiliated.

My wife recently began her Graduate Degree in Non Profit Management at Case Western Reserve University. CWRU is a great place - nice campus located close to downtown, but not too close, etc. The list goes on and on.

So she receives an email approx. 1 month ago advertising limited seating at today's VP Debate (being held on campus at CWRU). It's a huge event - classes are cancelled, roads blocked, etc. Very exciting. So, for the next month, the campus is hyping the whole debate and how easy it is to register and get a ticket - simply go online and sign-up. You'll receive an email early in the morning on debate day (today) notifying you of your eligibility and whether or not you've won a ticket.

After equal hype from me and the university, we manage to convince Abby that she has to at least register - a chance of a lifetime. So, she registers online.

...two weeks pass...

I get a phone call at work this morning (Tuesday) and it's Abby. She went and checked her CWRU email and found a message that arrived at 9:51 PM last night. Apparently, the rules were changed (at the last minute). You are still eligible for your free ticket if your registered on the web, but now, you must also be present at the Tuesday morning Pancake Breakfast in order to receive your ticket. If you're not there, you don't get a ticket!!!


With a stupid PR move like this, they're telling me that: if you have a job, you probably won't come to the breakfast and get your ticket.

Welcome to the United States; where everything is fair and balanced - wait a minute...isn't that the Fox News slogan?


  • Nothing like being disenfranchised!

    "oh your polling station moved down to the other side of town....too bad you won't be able to make it there in time to vote this year."

    By Blogger Matt, At 10/05/2004 9:01 AM  

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