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By Wolf Blitzer, CNN
(CNN) - We had a nice surprise in The Situation Room on Tuesday when two special guests dropped by.
I’m talking about Edith Pfeffer and Carolyn Tallett.
They are the famous “Edith and Carolyn” of Clinton County, Iowa. As you might remember, they helped us at CNN resolve the mystery of the outcome of the Republican presidential caucuses in Iowa in the wee hours of the night back in January.
They are both lovely ladies, deeply committed to making the political process work. I told them that I deeply admire their dedication and hard work.
Their visit reminded me of the many thousands of Americans who give up their free time to volunteer to guarantee that the political process works smoothly across the country. They are the ones who make sure that our elections are free and fair.
We see them at the polling places, where they await the arrival of voters and register them. Later we see them counting ballots and dealing with potential disputes. They are the backbone of the democratic political process in the United States.
So as the voting continues across the United States – including Tuesday in Illinois – let’s take a moment to thank these volunteers, whether they’re Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives. Just a thought.
Quite true, Kevin. The "anti-Jewish" (more accurately "anti-Zionist") vclneoie in the 1920s came after Arabs were expelled from land their families had worked for a millennium, much of it bought from absentee feudal landlords in Turkey and Lebanon. The vclneoie, condemnable as it was, certainly was not unprovoked. See by Stephen Halbrook.
Oh Wolf were is your neutrality?
Our government is so out of touch with the little people it is pathic.Goverment needs to be cut in half and the other half needs to get theiract together now.If obama gets reelected our country go down the tubes period.I cannot believe he got elected in the first place.The worse president ever.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.
"Wrell I guess you can read my mind, Wolfe? Go Mitt – Go.......
Who wouldn't want to drop by the Situation Room? It's the best program on television.
Enough of the same sex marriage footage... I understand that we as a society must be tolerant to our ever changing world however, there are family's out there trying to raise a family righteously. There is nothing right about same sex marriage. I am deeply offended by the same sex engagement. It is one thing to speak of it, but it I feel it is very distasteful to display these acts on television. My 9 year old daughter happened to be in my presence while I was watching your show. I'd like to see you guys utilize better judgement in the future.
Good for you, Edith and Carolyn! Responsible government begins at the local level. So does irresponsible government – so keep 'em honest!
That evening listening to them talk to the CNN staffers was the most entertaining moment of the whole Republican nomination process.
A likely response from a Demo. I remember watching that, glad they could meet up with Wolf.
If they really wanted the political process to work they would vote Democrat!
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