WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
The way our press corps reasons: For ourselves, we know of no major reason to eliminate voting by drop box.
In the now-famous 2020 election, we voted by drop box ourselves! There may be a slight administrative cost involved in supplying and maintaining drop boxes. But barring some other substantial objection, we'd favor extending the practice.
Then again, there's this:
If a person can deliver his ballot by way of a mail box, we don't exactly know why you absolutely have to have a drop box in the neighborhood too. We cite this point because of what we saw Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) say during today's Senate "debate."
We didn't see Bennet's entire address, but we didn't much like what we saw. He was boasting about the fact that they have a lot of drop boxes in Denver. Also, he was saying—rather plainly, and perhaps a bit sneeringly—that Houston should have a lot of drop boxes too.
Quite often, that's the way we liberals talk. We're very, very, very sure that we're the good and bright and decent people, and that you pretty much aren't.
In fact, we aren't nearly as bright as we think. Our tribe has been proving that for decades. We prove it in our public "discussions" every single day of the week, but only The Others can see this.
At any rate, we didn't much like what we saw Bennet say. To our ear, it was snooty and dumb. (For a much better tone, see Jon Tester.)
That said, don't make us go on to "the way our press corps reasons." It was going to take us back to such unexplained questions as this:
Two years along in the endless pandemic, what the heck is "a fitted mask?"
Restating our original point: Personally, we would favor the use of drop boxes. Did your lizard allow you to see that?