Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Well Done Sister Suffragette!
I'll give you three guesses who I voted for. Okay, four. I see Nader is on the ballot again, and I took the time to look up Bob Barr and the Libertarian platform--ol' Bob sports a very compelling 'stache, so it was a bit of a toss up.
This is the first time I've bothered with the whole process of registering abroad, and requesting an absentee ballot. What can I say? I hate the electoral college, and also, I'm mostly just lazy. But this felt like a sufficiently historical, water-shed type moment that I felt pretty strongly about being a part of it. So I jumped through all the bureaurocratic (a word I will have to look up each and every time I use it) hoops, and voilà--voting complete.
I was a little uncomfortable being asked whether or not So-and-so should retain his bench in the 3rd District Court, or if some other So-and-so should keep hers in the Appellate Court of Appeals. Um, who? in the what now? So I looked up all of their biographies, and made the rather arbitrary decision to vote 'No' on anyone who graduated anything cum laude from BYU, reasoning that any such person must be too wankerish to pass judgement on anything or anybody.
Upon reflection, I'm thinking that might not have been the most kind or responsible use of my civic privileges.
Bad suffragette! Bad!