Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Election is Over

Well, for me anyway. I will be flying back from Hungary on election day. So I have just finished punching my absentee ballot. Yes, I said punching and yes there were instructions not to leave any hanging chads. I didn't.

I will say this was a good experience. I had a chance to sit down with the absentee booklet, and just sit in front of Google, and look up all the more obscure candidates. Highlight all my choices and then make my punches. Voting calmly in my own home with a cup of coffee, and time to think. No rushing to the polls before work, not being unsure about the board of education candidates. (I voted against the incumbent pushing for creationism in the curriculum. That Rocks!)

I think I am going to make plans to be out of the county the first Tuesday in November from now on.

And take a wild guess, I voted for John Kerry. I really don't want to deal with the harsh reality of Bush administration for another 4 years. I also think I will get less grief from Europeans when I can honestly say I didn't vote for Bush. But more on that later.

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