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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

From the “no way” files:

Headline: “Democrats accuse state GOP of hypocrisy”

No. Really? That’s gotta be the very first time.

The funniest part: the story doesn’t even include an example of hypocrisy.

Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke said Monday it was hypocritical for Republicans to defend mistakes in their mailing databases while pursuing a lawsuit over the state's flawed voter registration system.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen last week sued the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections, saying it has failed to comply with a federal law requiring states to check voter registrations with other state records for accuracy.

Also last week, mailings surfaced from GOP presidential candidate John McCain, the Arizona senator, to Democrats and other Wisconsin voters that included absentee ballot applications. But some of the applications were printed with incorrect addresses of local clerks for processing.

"The hypocrisy on this is just astounding," Wineke said at a news conference.
That’s not hypocrisy, Mr. Wineke. If anything, it proves the GOP’s point: we’ve got to have more scrutiny – not less – to make sure mistakes like that don’t happen. And, by the way, while we’re making sure those mistakes don’t happen, we’ll also happen to notice any falsified registration forms that might have been sent in on purpose.

Everybody wins!

Oh, and: some of us consider the voter rolls to be somewhat more important than a political mailing. You, apparently, don't.