CA Democratic Party Chairman John Burton Refuses To Use His Kindle

Some people don’t like to adopt eReaders because they prefer books or fear technology. John Burton, Chairman of the Democratic Party in California, says that his daughter gave him a Kindle for his birthday, but he won’t use it because of his frustration with Amazon. “I go to a bookstore, buy a goddam book and sit and read it,” he told John Oliver on The Daily Show.

In the above news segment from the Comedy Network show (which we have embedded above), Burton explains why he refuses to use his Kindle.

Burton explains that he thinks that Amazon is taking advantage of California’s ballot initiative legislation, which he says is intended to protect citizens from special interests. According to Burton, by lobbing individuals with its ballot measure campaign to avoid an e-commerce sales tax in the state, Amazon is exploiting California’s direct democracy.