Clifford D. May wrote in Townhall .... Shelby Dangerfield, a 10-year-old girl from Billings, Montana ... inked her index finger purple to show her support for Iraqis who had done the same (a means to ensure voters only vote once) and who had been so daring as to display the evidence of having voted in public. "We take it for granted," Shelby said about voting to the Billings Gazette. She added that it was particularly “important for women to be getting to vote.”
You are absolutely rightHer idea has now been picked up by an ad hoc committee for Solidarity with Free Iraqis Purple Finger For Freedom, a coalition of groups whose members will purple their fingers Monday Dec. 12 through Election Day on Thursday, in solidarity with free Iraqis.
What color is your finger?Among those so far affiliated with this movement are former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett, former Clinton CIA director Jim Woolsey, talk show hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, Democratic Congressman and decorated Vietnam Veteran Jim Marshall, political strategist Mary Matalin as well as such diverse organizations as Families United for Our Troops, Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom and the Henry Jackson Society.