It's at these times I'm simply too embarrassed to tell you what the average turnout is for elections to the Scottish Parliament.
Any pseuphologist will tell you that turnout matters; it's an indicator of enthusiasm or at least of participation in a process people believe to be meaningful.
Don't expect the cynics to agree on the positive nature of this. They used to think low turnout was indicative of a legitimacy problem, when a majority of Sunnis boycotted the last election, for example - but not any more. High turnout, low turnout - why bother with analysis when you've got the Americans to blame for any conceivable combination of circumstances?