Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I Voted

I voted. I'm still feeling queasy about it. It was good to see all the nursing home employees getting a break today with all the patients working at the polling station. The kind little old man who was trying to find my name on the computer print out went back and forth over my name 5 times and was about to turn the page before I pointed my name out for him. For some reason they have the names printed in descending order on the page, so you have to scan up the page to find the names.

I got there about 9:00 am and it took me almost 40 minutes to get through the lines. Normally it takes about 5 minutes, so turnout looked to be pretty heavy today. In the end I voted for Ford, but it sounds like Corker is going to win anyway. I could have voted for an independent candidate, but I knew nothing about any of them and I don't want my vote to give some freak hope of winning some day. Of course I did a write-in for Paul Clemmons since I was pressured by the Big Tobacco lobby to do so this year.

In the end it was a tough election, and I've lost a good friend over it apparently, even though he lives in another state and these offices have no bearing on him. Now I just need to go wash this finger a few times and maybe it will eventually feel clean again.

5 comments:

turducken said...

I voted too, and I also had to wait 40 minutes.

TheHeffer said...

The reasoning behind your voting is just wrong. Although I understand you don't want a mix of Church and State, the way you're voting will soon give free cheese to mice, cats and dogs will be sleeping together, and all the like. Mass hysteria of Biblical proportions.

TheHeffer said...

I voted, too. Took me 2 minutes. Bonnie Asskissin said hello. I always vote my motto : "Business in the front, party in the back."

Anonymous said...

I went to vote at 6:45 and was out at 7:30. Would have been finished earlier but the seasoned citizens that run the polling station couldn't get the machines turned on until 7:30.
Maybe your finger is dirty because you voted for HF Jr. from Memfu... You know.. he did go to a party at the Playboy Mansion and all that...

Stuckerellie McFattie

BamaNana said...

We live in an imperfect world - so don't expect the voting process to be perfect, but it still beats the heck out of living in Mexico City, La Paz, Bolivia, & Dakar, Senegal, Africa. Spend a couple of weeks in one of those places and you will "kiss" the ground at whichever airport you reenter the good ol' US of A. Some of my votes were winners, some didn't quite make it, but I won't stop voting, and I won't stop taking the grandkids to see the process.