Sunday, September 23, 2007

Persian Pipsqueak wants to get 'em young, treat 'em rough...

and give them the vote.

Ahmadinejad wants to give 15 year olds the right to vote.

"When the voting age was 15, we saw how our young people acted with fervor and chose the right way for the independence and greatness of Iran..."

I don't know about sounds like it could go either way to me.

The influence of teenage voters has, in the past, helped both reformists and conservatives in presidential and parliamentary elections. They supported Ahmadinejad's reformist predecessor Mohammad Khatami en masse in his landslide 1997 election victory, but they also swung
behind the conservative Ahmadinejad in 2005. Iran is entering a crucial period in domestic politics in the lead-up to parliamentary elections in March 2008, and then presidential elections in summer 2009