Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday morning I got one of those annoying e-mails, not from some anonymous spammer, but from a coworker. It was yet another regurgitation of the lies, half-truths and libel about Barack Obama. Usually I'd just hit the delete button and forget it, but I approached it with him an hour or so later at work.
"Don't send me any more of your goddam e-mails," I said. "I've already voted, so you're not going to change my mind about anything."
On Saturday Sally and sent in our absentee ballots. We signed up to be permanent absentee balloteers after being out of town during a couple of previous elections. It sure is easier than standing in line. Early voting at select polling places started yesterday, and will go through the week. Local news cameras showed long lines of voters, trying to avoid long lines on election day. If interest is this high then there will be more than a few problems on November 4 due to long lines.
In the meantime, we can always go dancing. (Thanks to Eddie Hunter, from whose Chicken Fat blog I swiped this. It's very clever and makes me wonder: how can anyone ever trust a photograph in the day of Photoshop?)