The state of Texas is in federal court against the Department of Justice, trying to defend their voter I.D. law, which has been blocked as prejudicial. The Obama Administration is using a Harvard University study that shows 1.5 million eligible voters would be purged from the state’s rolls. Interestingly, one of the voters on the list is George W. Bush, whom some of you may remember as being the president of the U.S. when you lost your job and your home was foreclosed on. Texas is trying to use Bush’s presence on the list to prove that the law isn’t just a naked attempt to purge people of color from the voting process, which of course, it is.
Although it is reminiscent of the Bush years to watch conservatives claim their ineptitude as proof of their innocence (Starting a war for oil, and then using their failure to procure any to claim that wasn’t their motive.), it is surprising to see Bush on that list. After all, he embodies the qualities from both of the major GOP voting bases:
- He is wealthy
- He is generally misinformed
On the other hand, there are several reasons that Texas may want to prevent Dubya from voting. Here are the top ten:
#10) Due to long-standing sibling rivalry, always fills out ballot, “Anybody but Jeb.”
#9) Causes long lines outside voting booth, waiting for photos to develop.
#8) 50/50 chance he accidentally votes for wrong party.
#7) 50/50 chance he winds up in a voting booth in the wrong country
#6) Because of newly detectable heartbeat, Dick Cheney no longer allowed to come in with him and make the decisions for him.
#5) Always tries to bring in more than the limit of three articles of clothing to try on in booth.
#4) Becomes angry and confused when told Clay Aiken is no longer voting option.
#3) Has not legally been eligible, since his clone Rick Perry reached voting age.
#2) Thinks Mitt Romney is foreign, due to past work in “Bahrain capital.”
And the number one reason that Texas has George W, Bush on the ineligible to vote list:
#1) Insistence on hanging ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner over booth before completely filling out ballot.