''The problem here is that people long ago grew accustomed to receiving money and gifts in exchange for votes."
June 26, 2006
The people of Aracataca, the hometown of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, had a vote on whether to change the town's name to Macondo, the name of the town in the nobelist's "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Ninety-three percent of the votes were yes, so the measure failed.
Posted by Ann Althouse at 8:54 AM