Monday, April 14, 2008

A New Form of Political Protest

Between the U.S. primary election process and trying to stick within the Weight Watchers' regime, there are some days when I feel exactly same way as this guy in Naples, Italy--for entirely different reasons.

Question: Who am I paraphrasing Marie A. or Barak O.?
"Let them eat ballots!"


NAPLES (Reuters) - Ballot stuffing took on a new meaning in Italy's parliamentary election on Sunday when a man ate his ballot paper in protest at the country's politicians.

Police in Naples said they had charged the 41-year-old businessman with destroying election materials. He said all Italian politicians and politics "are crap" and that he was protesting "against the system."

(Reporting by Laura Viggiano; Writing by Phil Stewart)

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