Get out the rote
The repeated use of "get out the vote" in campaign stories is giving me a headache. What ever happened to the simple "voter turnout"?
Example: Both parties fired up get-out-the-vote operations.
Is that any better than Both parties fired up voter turnout operations?
An occasional get-out-the-vote reference is fine for some flair. But we've gone beyond flair here. We're entering the realm of bureaucrat-speak, election-style.