Today, I went out and voted. I'd like to tell you that I've done this lots of times, but truth be told, this is the first. For the most part, I haven't really encountered a candidate (for anything) that I actually liked. They all sucked. I can easily bitch about one or the other, so I usually choose to bitch about all of the above.
Personally, I think anyone who makes a career out of being a politician isn't to be trusted...but that's just me. Maybe it's because most of them are lawyers, and therein the issues with distrust reside.
At any rate, I voted. I drove to my little voting station, weaved through the small crowd holding their little signs for whomever they were stumping for (what a crappy job to have), went inside and discovered another good benefit to having your last name at the end of the alphabet: no line for people P-Z.
I got a long sheet of paper and a felt pen. I was somewhat relieved about not having to do a computerized voting thing. I'm not certain how I feel about that.
I must say, I didn't know a lot of those people listed. Do I really care who the county assessor is? I mostly came because I wanted to vote on Props 2 and 3 (to which I voted yes on both counts, in case you were wondering). I don't like either McCaskill or Talent. I think they are both asshats. Talent reminds me of some cartoon character, but I can't seem to think of the name...
Anyone remember the movie Brewster's Millions? Where Richard Pryor hijacked an election, spending huge amounts of money, so everyone would vote for none of the candidates? Yeah, I was looking for that "None of the Above" box, too.
Today, I also mailed some junk, received some junk, and wandered around what will probably be my second home once I move: Lowes. I've already found a ceiling fan I think would look good in a living room.
Maybe I will go and wander around Home Depot later.