Sunday, November 12, 2006

No. 4 - Overheard

At Il Postale in Sunnyvale last night, I was seated with my brother and a couple of friends in an exterior courtyard, the chill kept down by portable heaters. The conversation at the next table over included something like the following, spoken at high and increasing volume by elderly people who seemed like npr conributors:

"We had tickets, but I think we're going to trade them in."

"Who else was speaking."

"Maya Angelou."





"Oh. Yes. She's very good.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

No. 3 - "I guess I sold my vote to buy a coat"

So says a homeless man, hired from a shelter in Pennsylvania for $100 and two meals, who was bused to Maryland to pass out misleading "sample ballots" at a polling location for the GOP.

Read the full story at the WaPo.