Monday, November 3, 2008

Running for Office

I don't care about your politics. I don't care if you're right wing or left wing, a fascist or a commie, a Bull Moose or a Whig -- or just some wish-washy independent with a decision-making disorder. I don't care about your views and I don't want to hear about them.

But I do want you to vote for your cockamamie ideals. Tomorrow is Election Day, in case you've been too drunk to notice all the advertisements.

The "experts" are calling for record turnout tomorrow. I'm hoping they're wrong. I'm hoping most people voted early so that I can get close parking, preferably a handicapped space. Of course, it might be helpful to consider Marcy's idea on Election Day and run to vote.

Although most people are happy that this two-year campaign is finally about to end so they won't have to watch anymore political advertisements, I'm sad that all this is almost over. The best part of the 2008 elections has been the resurgence of Saturday Night Live and its political satire.



Now, go perform your civic duty -- hang some chads, fill in some bubbles or touch some electronic voting screens. Just remember that your presidential vote won't actually count.

10 comments:

Vanilla said...

Even though you haven't stated your political leanings one way or the other I am going to disagree with you. Your candidate is an idiot and a liar!

I don't have to deal with the polling place crap because I already sent in my absentee ballot. I wanted my meaningless vote to be counted early.

Xenia said...

Done and done.

Don't get me started on the electoral college. I might end up spouting off about how our government isn't really a democracy and then all hell will break loose. My state has only 4 measly electoral votes, so I know my vote is virtually worthless. Grrr...

Sarah said...

My polling location is conveniently located in the same place as the track where I do my interval workouts. Thus, tomorrow I will run and then vote, or vote and then run, I haven't decided which. Maybe if I vote first I can crank out a set of 800s while riding the high of exercising my democratic right to vote. On the other hand, if I run first, I can vote with extra fervor, making sure my bubbles are 100% colored in with black (yeah, we do it old-school in my town. Paper, pens, and bubbles. It's like an SAT test that actually counts).

Marcy said...

I wish NY offered early voting. I just want this shiz over with already. Only because I don't look forward to spending X amount of time in line with all the seniors complaining about their Depends leaking and blah, blah, blah. (I live around a bunch of oldies LOL)

Are you and Vanilla the same person? You both said the SAME damn thing in your comments HAHAHHAAA I'm anal about smelling. I also put deodorant on before bed :P

tfh said...

I'm a little distracted by the fact that Marcy used the words "anal" and "smelling" in the same sentence, but yeah, I'll vote. I'm still undecided, though. I mean, how can you choose between Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney?

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Does it always smell like @$$ around here, or is that just because Marcy and tfh got here before me? Or am I just getting a whiff of election day?

the erratic epicurean said...

i like that you have a link to NARA. let's hear it for archives! woot! woot!

Laura said...

I haven't voted and I don't plan to. I know that probably makes me a horrible citizen, but... I live in New York. Let's face it, my vote doesn't count.

Also, there is a 2 hour SNL political special on tonight, just as an FYI.

Ms. V. said...

Viper, you're such a POSITIVE chap...

Theresa said...

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