Thursday, September 11, 2008
This guy gets it.
I'm a big fan of Craig Ferguson anyway -- love that Scots accent -- but last night he hit it out of the ballpark. Ferguson is a recently naturalized citizen of the United States, and he used his monologue last night to urge us all to vote. "If you don't, you're a moron."
Full coverage is available on the Kansas City Star's television blog, which also includes video of the monologue and Craig's later comments. Here's a sample:
Half of the people who didn't register to vote were asked why and said, "I'm not interested in the election," or "I'm not interested in politics." How could you be not interested in politics? You have to have an opinion about something! "I'm not interested in politics" - do you live anywhere? Do you shop anywhere? Do you drive a car? Do you put on pants? Do you leave your house at any point? Do you own your house? Do you rent the house? Do you ever hope that the police will save you from something that may or may not be illegal? Of course you are involved in politics! If you are alive you are involved in politics!!