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Swing Vote

by DeAnn Welker July 28, 2008 10:50 am
Swing Vote Hey, did you know Kevin Costner is in love with himself and his persona? Well, it looks like Swing Vote is yet another reminder of that. This time, he's not turning mail delivery into the most important, noble chore in the world or pitching a perfect game. No, it's even better: He is casting the only vote that counts in a presidential election. You read that right: The only. Vote. That counts.

If you think that's ridiculous, just wait: It gets better. See, he's sort of a beaten-down, scruffy, lazy dad. But when he takes his daughter fishing she reminds him it's election day. His response, "I'm not even registered." Oh don't worry, she registered for him. Um, okay, what 10-year-old (if she's even 10) even cares about whether her parents vote?

Anyway, it turns out he votes, but his ballot is "irregular" so he has to recast it. And the decision between Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer will be made based on that one vote. Everyone starts courting his vote and writing him and asking him to speak for them. It could never happen, ever, since we use what is known as the electoral college, a concept the makers of this movie must have been unfamiliar with. Either that, or everyone really just believes that if he tries often enough and hard enough, Kevin Costner can continue to find ways to make himself the most important man in the world. If that doesn't make you want to vomit, try rewatching Waterworld.

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