Monday, April 27, 2009

The Fickle Finger of Fate

Remember a few years ago when voters in Iraq had their index fingers dipped in purple ink to show that they had participated in the election?

Apparently, a similar practice was followed in some recent local elections in India, and the mark from that election apparently is still visible.

So, in the current general elections, the Election Commission has decided to mark the middle finger on the left hand.

Now, when India's voters are asked to prove their electoral participation, perhaps they can simultaneously demonstrate what they think of the process itself — or the eventual outcome.

2 comments:

otin said...

HAHA! As a Jersey guy, I can appreciate flippin the bird LOL!

David said...

Otin,

I thought you might like this one!