11.14.2007

Get out (of) the Vote...

The irony of this story landing the day after Veteran's Day is unbelievable. How much do NYU students value their right to vote? Just make them an offer...

"Two-thirds say they'll do it for a year's tuition. And for a few, even an iPod touch will do. That's what NYU students said they'd take in exchange for their right to vote in the next presidential election, a recent survey by an NYU journalism class found. Only 20 percent said they'd exchange their vote for an iPod touch. 66 percent said they'd forfeit their vote for a free ride to NYU. And half said they'd give up the right to vote forever for $1 million....but, they also overwhelmingly lauded the importance of voting."

I'm sure they did.

Did I mention my Uncle Rueben passed away a few days ago? He was a WW II vet. Interesting, because even though he fought his way across Europe, I'm not sure if he even knew what an iPod was.





1 comment:

Ronni said...

Wow. Well if they won't vote, then I don't want to hear one complaining peep out of them the rest of their lives. *sigh*