Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day.


Didja vote???


I did!

I love to vote. It's literally one of the most exciting days of the year to me...some years more exciting than others, of course.

I was surprised to find an old-fashioned paper ballot awaiting me...well, not surprised exactly, because this corner of the country seems to be backwards in all sorts of ways...but, disappointed, I guess. I was looking forward to a touch screen, not remembering that it's been paper ballots every year I've voted in Virginia, and a new municipality wouldn't necessarily mean a new technology.

It was a short ballot: our tightly-contested Senate race, three state constitutional amendments, and the congressional race (we're in a new district now) in which the incumbent is running unopposed. Pretty short and sweet.

Tonight I plan to switch back and forth between CNN and a John Ford documentary on TCM...and then do the obligatory Stewart/Colbert hour at eleven. Fun times! Esp. if my party does well...which frankly, would astonish me! But hope springs eternal...if it didn't, would we even have a Democratic party?

4 comments:

Mimi said...

You guys do have a lot going on.

Forced to do vote by mail here.

beth said...

my friend is a Democrat??? hehe, oh well, i love ya anyway!!! ;)

so, where are we going for lunch?

beverly d said...

I was in line at 6:25 a.m. this morning.. in the rain.. and I wasn't even trying to push the Geezer out of office. But, like they say, "If you don't vote, you can't complain."

I have to admit, though, the only thing on the ballot that I really cared about was an issue to legalize slot machines at racetracks in Ohio. Me love me some slot machines. ;) Oh.. and wouldn't ya know? Columbus has a racetrack. heh!

I also wanted to try to shift the House and Senate percentages back towards the Dem. side.

I saw a story on the local news this morning that some politician some place was upset that Dubya "endorsed" him because he was afraid it would hurt his votes.

Rock the vote! Peace out!

scrapmom4 said...

I did! And I love to vote, too. Yay!