You know who else got more people to vote?… No doubt irked that mere bloggish upstarts like Megan McArdle threaten his longheld place on the Worst People in the Media World list, George F. Will goes there:
[Voting] turnout has not increased as the electorate has become more educated and affluent and as government has become more involved in Americans’ lives…. The stakes of politics are agreeably low because constitutional rights and other essential elements of happiness are not menaced by elections. Those who think high voter turnout indicates civic health should note that in three German elections, 1932-33, turnout averaged more than 86 percent, reflecting the terrible stakes: The elections decided which mobs would rule the streets and who would inhabit concentration camps….
Via Mr. Charles Pierce, who gets paid (not enought) to Read These Idiots.