Happy In Bag

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Vetting a Vote











For a moment or two I feared that I might not be allowed to vote today. The appearance of a wild-haired, sweat-drenched, relatively young voter clearly alarmed the volunteer election staff in the previously sleepy church basement. The calming presence of a retired pastor who recognized me as a regular voter cleared the way for me to cast a ballot against my least favorite local politician.

6 Comments:

  • At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Average Jane said…

    I was the youngest person at my polling location by a good 30 years.

     
  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said…

    Amazingly, I was not the youngest this time. Three 20-something moms with kids in tow were ahead of me in line. Not jogger with fancy stroller, got a lot of time on my hands moms... but working class, just got off my shift at the nursing home, now I gotta drop the kids off and head to my waitressing gig moms. I'm glad they found voting important enough to sandwich it into their day.

     
  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    So...you're a registered Republican, eh? Thanks for voting for Howe and sending Kline his pink slip.

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Miles Ahead said…

    Hey....when you live in Johnson Co.
    a RINO is the only way to be. How else can we better the world and dismiss Kline?

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    As Miles Ahead suggests, the real action in JoCo takes place in the primary elections.

    Registering as a Democrat or as an independent in Johnson County would be akin to a vegetarian renting space above an Arthur Bryant's restaurant- pointless, frustrating and useless.

    It's all golden oldies where I vote, too, AJ. Thanks for the encouraging report, RG.

     
  • At 7:52 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    HIB, et al

    Yes I do know about why people in JoCo that might be closet liberals register as Republicans. Good strategy.

     

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