It’s probably a good idea to get out the wooden paddles, cricket bats and cat ‘o’ nine tails in case the Generation of Shame lives up to its reputation and doesn’t turn out in record numbers — i.e., votes at roughly the same levels they did in ’04. I’ve read two early-vote estimates that the under-25s have been turning out in much lower numbers than expected. So get ready. I’m hoping for the best like everyone else, but if these guys slack off the wrath of Daniel Plainview will have nothing on me.