Nov 2, 2010

Bringing a dash of blue

I voted today. No I don't say that with any sense of pride as others will gallop on their high horse claiming they're fine Americans who floss daily for casting their ballot. It's a simple process that any monkey can do and really there are a lot of people I know personally who I'm glad don't cast a ballot.

Yeah. I said it.

Voting in Texas for the first time is very different than my previous experiences in the Northwest. I went to the precinct polling place and was made to wait outside. A fellow voter did not take kindly to this and complained to the 'judge' about being left in the cold. Her voice was annoying as was her habits in bitching about standing in mild temperatures so the judge allowed us in.

I signed my name and went to the machine. In Texas there are no ballot initiatives so I was left to vote for people alone. For the most part almost all the candidates ran unopposed and as one would expect 98% of them were Republican. This surprised me as even in an area as liberal as Puget Sound a lot of the positions did have an opposition from the GOP, but here in the Republic you were lucky even to even see a Libertarian running against them. The choices were slim at best, but after the process was done I reviewed my choices and noticed I still don't go along party lines. Maybe that's a good thing or not, but I did dab a little blue into the blood red state I reside in.

Also surprising were the polling volunteers. They all seemed under the age of 60. In Washington they're all blue hairs.

Oh and screw Perry.

"I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country." - John Ensign

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"It's a simple process that any monkey can do"

Then explain the infamous hanging chad!