Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day


It's raining so everybody is going to make excuses.

Can't get to the polls cuz it's raining.

Can't get to class cuz it's election day.

Hmmm.

I voted. Early. I also did something I never thought I'd do on purpose. For the first time in my life, I voted a straight ticket down partisan lines. Out of spite. Perhaps not the most patriotic thing to do, but hey, it's one of those you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't kind of things. I'm yearning for a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment.

I'm joing the anti-party party. I'm officially done with hyphenated Americanism. I'm American. Period.

We get the government we deserve.

Wow, that looks like some freaky drug-induced found poem or something. Perhaps the rain has put me in a foul mood. Or maybe the politicians did it. Who knows. It occurs to me, however, that I really don't have a great deal of interest in hearing the results tonight. Nevertheless, I will dutifully tune in. Maybe by tonight I will have drop kicked this cynical mood. Or maybe not, in which case I will watch The Distinguished Gentleman instead.

4 comments:

The Jules said...

I like the movie Mr. Smith goes to Washington. It's a golden oldie.

nat said...

Welcome and thank you for joining the anti-party party...you're going to love it here - I do!

Goldiefish said...

Quite frankly, for the first time I'm getting pretty into the whole election thing. Must be all those West Wing Marathons my husband made me watch. : )

Anonymous said...

The cloud cover broke today for the first time in a few days, and everyone was out on the quad throwing footballs and frisbees in anticipation of the coming permament cloud cover. Apparently we won't see sunshine for months. .... Why am I here again? :-P