Tim Robbins needed court order to vote

tim_robbins1.jpgLiberal activisit Tim Robbins — oh yeah, he’s also an actor — ran into a little problem Tuesday morning when he went to vote. His name wasn’t on the registration list and was nowhere to be found at a YMCA in downtown Manhattan, where, since 1988, he’s voted in presidential elections. Robbins, who lives with liberal activist/actor partner Susan Sarandon (who had no trouble voting, so we’re guessing it wasn’t anything personal against the two of them for being pushy, annoying celebrities) was given a paper ballot, but because he doesn’t trust that method of voting, demanded to speak to a supervisor. Robbins wound up waiting four hours, then was told to visit the board’s downtown office, where it was confirmed he’s a registered voter. He then had to have a court order from a judge allowing him to vote, which he did, going back to the same location where he’d started off his morning. Robbins was understandably irate, and pointed out that if it had happened to someone else, with a regular job, they may not have been able to spare the hours it took to get everything straightened out, as he did. But hey, Tim, here’s the bright side. Obama won. You can relax now.

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  1. M • November 5, 2008 @ 11:49 AM

    What kind of hateful, bitter person wrote this article? I’m not a huge fan of Tim Robbins or anything, he’s ok, but whenever I have seen him interviewed, about politics or other topics, he has always come across as an intelligent, eloquent and thoughtful person. Never “pushy” or “annoying”. I think maybe YOU are the one who needs to relax. And voter disenfranchisement is certainly something to be deeply concerned about, even if your candidate is going to win.

  2. Adam • November 5, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

    You’re the one who looks bitter, “M”. Take a chill pill. It’s a gossip column. I thought it was funny. Obviously you’re not a gossip column reader or you would get it. Try sticking to news sites if you don’t have a sense of humour.

  3. Obama is singing The Cosmos Rocks! • November 5, 2008 @ 1:45 PM


  4. Anonymous • November 6, 2008 @ 6:14 PM

    what a big head!

  5. Adrian • November 6, 2008 @ 9:44 PM

    I can’t stand him or his loudmouth shack up ho. I try to avoid their movies because I’m so sick of hearing them whine about politics that I can’t stand to see their faces. I bet he made a big stink at the voting centre and that’s why they made him wait for hours to get it straightened out. Finally, an actor got what he deserved – why should they be treated like royalty instead of like the jerks they are.

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