Low Democratic turnout explained -- through song!

Plus, a quick treatise on why the conservative candidate lost in NY-23 -- the answer will surprise you


Alex Koppelman
November 13, 2009 11:01PM (UTC)

This post needs a disclaimer: Yes, I know that Jimmy Fallon is, as a rule, scarily unfunny. But the segments of his late-night show in which he "slow jams the news" with The Roots, his house band, are actually quite funny. And they're surprisingly informative to boot.

Below, the newest one, this on low Democratic voter turnout and what it means for 2010. (No, seriously.) If you don't trust me on the humor level, that's fine, but know this -- there is a joke in this video that involves a comparison between conservative favorite Doug Hoffman's loss in an upstate New York Congressional race earlier this month and premature ejaculation. And it actually makes sense as an explanation for Hoffman's defeat.

Advertisement:


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

MORE FROM Alex Koppelman

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

2009 Elections 2010 Elections War Room

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •