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Birthday

[Name],

Thank you for being a previous voter. Who you vote for is secret, but whether you vote is public information. Vote Tuesday, April 7th!

Rocky

I wrote those three sentences to dozens of Wisconsin residents last night at a “postcard party” my friend invited people to for his birthday. It was held at a local sports bar, and the New Hampshire primary returns were broadcast on CNN as we wrote.

Because my friend is the kind of person who wants his friends to engage in citizen activism to celebrate his birthday, I brought him the book I started reading last week after hearing John Dickerson recommend it on the “Political Gabfest.” Its main thrust is that we treat politics too much like a sport and that those of us who pay the most attention to politics are doing the least good.

Happy birthday Jack!

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