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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Voting "Present"

Obama voted "present" in the Illinois State Senate nearly 130 times, according to the New York Times.

He cast more than 4,000 votes.


isaac butler said...

if I remember correctly, John McCain has missed more votes than any other senator in the last two years running. He missed (According to media matters) 62% of the votes in the most recent Senate session. I look forward to the lengthy NYT article on this.

Kerry said...

The "present" votes were also trumpeted during the primaries by Hillary supporters in regard to the ones Obama took on abortion issues. To put it simply, he was using legislative strategy devised by pro-choice organizations. Steve Trombley of Planned Parenthood Chicago explains it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-trombley/setting-the-record-straig_b_85187.html