Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Election day 2010
Well, here we are: Election Day 2010.
Last night, I dreamt that I came face to face with Karl Rove. He and I were standing in the middle of Kitzhaber campaign headquarters. I was overcome with an acid hatred. I tried to speak, but found that I was out of breath. "When Rome falls," I wheezed, "I will seek you out. Be sure of it." He smirked.
Then Maty gave me a nudge and told me to stop snoring.
Get your ballots in, people! It's too late to drop them in a mailbox. You have to take them to official drop sites by 8pm tonight. Your county clerk's office can help you find the nearest place. Go to this site: County Elections Offices.
Regardless of what happens today, the 111th Congress has an impressive record of achievement: health care reform legislation, Wall Street overhaul, consumer credit card reform and regulation, a big Federal stimulus.
Have they done it all in a way that fits with my left-wing, progressive sensibilities? Certainly not! But this is a vast, diverse country. Nobody gets everything they want.
Election Day 2010... here we go...