Yeah, New York Times!

Looks like “the paper of record” is now joining Stephen Colbert in taking up the banner for DC voting rights. In an editorial published today, the New York Times appears to embrace the idea of the District getting a vote in the House:

As the measure gains bipartisan momentum, it will need a 60-vote majority to withstand the threatened veto of the White House. But President Bush, who has been preaching democracy overseas, would be wise to reconsider and embrace the same rights for his neighbors in the nation’s capital.

For those of you who live in places where you actually have representatives and senators, please consider giving them a call to voice your support for DC voting rights. ‘Cause the colonists back in 1776 were correct — taxation without representation sucks.

(A tip of the hat to DCist for making me aware of the the NYT article.)

3 thoughts on “Yeah, New York Times!

  1. Marlene June 21, 2007 / 5:06 pm

    Ok, I did my civic duty to you Sarah. Since I have plenty of time to spare I just e-mailed both VA senators and told them that I support DC voting rights and so should they. Maybe my input will tip the balance!

  2. Sweetpea June 21, 2007 / 5:08 pm

    A gold star for Marlene! Thanks!

  3. Joanne June 21, 2007 / 11:27 pm

    IIRC, Jim Webb said during the campaign that he supports DC voting rights.

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