Join our young campaign volunteer as he learns about the latest cause célèbre of the hard Left: the restoration of voting rights for felons.
Pavel Syerov Jr. had been away at college, so he hadn’t stopped by the 51st Ward Party Headquarters in quite awhile. But he was home for the weekend, doing errands for his folks, when he found himself driving past Headquarters, and noticed that he had time to kill. He had a daunting essay to write for his Comparative Political Science class the next week, and writer’s block had hit; perhaps stopping by to see Pockets and The Boss might give him some ideas?
So he parked, covered up his purchases with a spare jacket and blanket that the family kept in the car for this very purpose (this is the Big City, after all; no need to tempt fate), locked the car, and walked over to the familiar mid-block storefront.
Just as he approached, he saw three unusual-looking characters departing. Not to say that he hadn’t seen unusual characters at Headquarters before, of course; back in high school when he volunteered there regularly, he saw all sorts of things, and all sorts of people. But these guys looked particularly rough, so, his curiosity surpassing his revulsion, Pavel walked on in, after first stopping at the liquor store to buy a bag of pretzels and a six-pack of Guinness. After such a long absence, some small tribute would be expected.