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BLITZER'S BLOG: Edith and Carolyn visit The Situation Room
March 20th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Edith and Carolyn visit The Situation Room

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.

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  1. Yusuke

    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.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  2. C Oliver

    Oh Wolf were is your neutrality?

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  3. Jim Thomas

    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.

    March 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
  4. Griff

    "Wrell I guess you can read my mind, Wolfe? Go Mitt – Go.......

    March 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  5. echandley

    Who wouldn't want to drop by the Situation Room? It's the best program on television.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  6. NCOs lead

    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.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  7. Sara CA

    Good for you, Edith and Carolyn! Responsible government begins at the local level. So does irresponsible government – so keep 'em honest!

    March 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  8. Luke

    That evening listening to them talk to the CNN staffers was the most entertaining moment of the whole Republican nomination process.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  9. nairb247

    A likely response from a Demo. I remember watching that, glad they could meet up with Wolf.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  10. cbr

    Amen!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    If they really wanted the political process to work they would vote Democrat!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm |

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