They lie and cheat, you see.
Aruto Ntel had it all. Despite being a man, he was a student at Texas Women's University. Imagine! Also, even though he is 25, he was only a senior, conjuring imagines of a lovely decadence. But then it all went sour — Aruto got popped for speeding on the way to vote, and detained on an old warrant. What would happen? Would he lose his franchise? Why, his could be the vote to make Texas turn blue!
That's when they presented him with Aruto's Choice.
Mr. Ntel said he was taken to the Denton City Jail, where a jail employee — who was later identified by closed-circuit video as Chris Saunier — dangled a key in front of Mr. Ntel’s face.
“He told me, ‘if you vote for McCain, I’ll let you out right now,’” Mr. Ntel said. “The officer was laughing, but I didn’t think it was funny. He should have been acting like a professional. He shouldn’t have done that.”
Mr. Ntel eventually bailed out. But did he show honor by voting for McCain out of gratitude to the jail for releasing him? Did he honor the implied contract created by his release? The cad, he did not:
Mr. Ntel, who recently became a U.S. citizen, said a friend posted the $187 bond and took him directly to the voting booth.
Mr. Ntel voted for Obama.
And now the poor jailer Saunier, who was only trying to use his petty influence and authority to make the world a little better place (at least for Republicans), is suspended and under investigation. What a world. You can only take solace from the comments at the Dallas Morning News story linked above, where half of the readers are urging sainthood for Saunier and some sort of detention for Ntel.
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