Saturday, June 28, 2008

ID, please


The gym opened a month ago in the Columbia Heights district.

“He came in and walked past me,” Wheeler told In The Know. “I was like, ‘Sir, you need to come back.’ ”

Wheeler said Obama looked familiar, but she didn’t recognize him. So she asked for his ID card.

“I said, ‘What’s your last name?’ He said ‘Obama,’ ” Wheeler explained. “I said, ‘So what’s your first name?”

But on election day in Wisconsin, Barack Obama will be able to walk into any polling place, use any name on the voter registration list, and cast a ballot for himself without showing any form of ID.

Amazing when you think about it.