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I Voted For Sunshade


We voted today at the downtown Durham one-stop early voting center, Katherine, me and the kids. Two hours in the sun. Two hours, for the early voting. People think McCain has a chance? Sorry, no. Democrats were standing in line for hours before election day.

I voted for Barack. And for Jim Neal for whatever the hell he's running for. I'm gonna say US Senate. I've already explained why I support Barack. But my support for Jim Neal was a last minute thing. I don't really care much about state and local politics -- I have one foot out the door. But I am bald. And it was very bright. And of all the politicians whose flyers and handouts I accepted while standing in line for two hours, only Jim Neal's handout was large enough for me to use to shield my giant melon head from the sun.

That's right: I voted for Jim Neal because he provided an effective sunblock. It may be the first time any politician has done anything really useful for me.

Barackis were the ones handing out bottled water. Also bags of peanuts with the Southwest Airlines. My son's mordant comment, "I guess we're voting for Southwest."

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  1. Blogger Hallq Says:

    I hope I have a son as smart as yours one day.

  2. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    Well, it is a contested primary election for the Democrats, so they have a reason to get out and vote. The GOP'ers, not so much. They'll come out in November in numbers more impressive than you saw today -- I don't think it will be enough, but I've already placed my bet.

  3. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    The burning question is, "Having voted early, will you also be voting often?"

  4. Blogger Ruth Anne Adams Says:

    Hellooooo, Michael! Are you alright in there???