Sunday, September 30, 2007

The unforgiving minute

On this date in 1889, Wyoming legislators drafted the first state constitution to guarantee the right of women to vote (the constitution was adopted the following July). A friend of mine traveled to Wyoming for her marriage ceremony, just for that reason.

One hundred and eleven years later, Dick Cheney would make a hasty flight to Wyoming to change his voter registration from Texas to Wyoming, thereby clearing a constitutional hurdle to naming himself George Bush's vice presidential running-mate.

Minute's up.

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