I voted on Friday (in my halloween costume – the poll worker did a double take when she saw that my Foree Electric name tag said Shaun, but my drivers license said Amy). I waited for about two hours to perform my constitutional right, and it was worth it. Because for one, I won’t have to wait in line five hours today and two, I now have the right to bitch about the government (if you didn’t vote – you can’t bitch, sorry).
Here is a great article from The New Yorker about how voting has changed in our country. If you knew that your life could be threatened if you went to the polls, would you still vote?
It was refreshing to have the option of not voting for an old white guy this year. Will voting for a black man give me some street cred? Will having a black President finally make the world see us as something other than a bunch of blow-hard cowboys? I hope so.
What about if we had a woman Vice Prez, you might ask? Well, I don’t think Sarah Palin is actually a woman, so she doesn’t count. I think the GOP shaved a bear and put it in a suit and heels. When she talks all I hear is growling and gnashing of teeth and I want to curl up in the fetal position and play dead.