"I'll tell you, we need to do something, and we need to do a lot of different things, and changing the voting day is one of the things we need to do. I would sign such legislation."
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I just returned from the Netroots convention, and needless to say, there is a lot of anger out there about the FISA "compromise." But I'll be blunt -- I find this anger misplaced and frankly naive.
Three years ago, web activists were undeniable outcasts in Democratic politics and no bar outside of Berkeley could spell "netroots." Now, the movement has an open line to every player in the party.
But less we run the risk of becoming the stale, static pillars of insider political power we seek to change, we must keep our eye on the ball.
At Netroots Nation, Gore and Pelosi speak out on the Weekend Voting Act.
"Proposing to drill for small amounts of oil that will be sold to China as a solution to our rising gas prices makes about as much sense as responding to an attack from Afghanistan by invading some other country."
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