Wednesday, October 25, 2006

THE HARD SELL It's worth remembering that, hard as it is to believe, many voters are just now beginning to educate themselves about their local contests. Plenty can change between now and November 7, and it probably will.

If you've already maxed out your political giving for this cycle--good for you. But if you haven't yet given a cent, be honest--couldn't you spare $100 to help oust the most illiberal, corrupt group to come down the pike in a long time?

If you don't have $100 to spare, I bet you've got $20.

Remember: Last congressional session, Republicans were all too willing to shirk their oversight responsibilities, and to sanction presidential law-breaking when it seemed politically convenient.

Who knows what they'll come up with next.

Of course, it won't much matter what Republicans say or do if they lose control of congress. It'll matter even less if they lose both houses. And that's where you come in.

Give here or here--or to your favorite candidate. If you don't, we'll all regret it.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.