Noodles for votes,

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Basically, it looks like Michael Moore has been trying to encourage young disaffected USA Yoof to actually get off their Arses and vote.
Mr Moore hasn't TOLD anyone HOW to vote, but he obviously understands what the effects of voter apathy have on their very fragile democratic system...

So, during is comedy show circuit of uni campus's he has been doing, one of the things is :
During Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and arenas he has been getting habitual non-voters on stage to pledge they will vote in the next election. In exchange for promising to vote they receive gifts of potato crisps and noodles, among other small items.

Good idea eh? a comedy way of getting kids to realise that if you don't vote, you have no voice.

Not everyone appreciates his efforts though......
Republicans are calling for film-maker Michael Moore to be prosecuted for offering prizes of noodles and underwear to encourage voting.

Mr Moore is not the only one who understands the effects of voter apathy it seems, and is being accused of bribery !!!

Now, I could be being very cynical here, but my take is that the Republicans know that their own supporters are more likely to actually get off the lard-arse off to the polling booth, and they are not going to like the fact that there might be more opposition to there cause, just because Moore is encouraging people who would not usually have, to vote.

Or is that just fcuking obvious to anyone not living in America ?


(Quotes and story taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/3719154.stm )
 
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