The first funny news story of the day came up this morning.

Congressman Steve Chabot found out just how serious elections officials are about the new voter ID law when he showed up to vote at his polling place in Westwood.

Chabot went into the polling place at Westwood First Presbyterian Church about 9:30 a.m. and pulled out his Ohio driver?s license to show the poll workers. They looked at his license, and told the congressman that, even though they know perfectly well who he is, his driver?s license was issued to his business office, not his home, which is his voting address.

Somewhat sheepishly, Chabot went back out into the parking lot, jumped in his 1993 Buick – the one he talked about on his campaign commercials – and started heading back to his home a few blocks away to find a proper ID.

Heh. Of course, the downside is people who decide not to come back, or worse.

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