Off to a Good Start

Election day today, and of course I went to the polls. I cast my ballot for mayor and council members feeling confident in my choices, but I must confess that in one contest I didn’t have a feel for either candidate. Now, normally I would advise anyone who doesn’t feel informed to just skip that race altogether. In this case, however, I used a non-scientific approach.

See, there’s this house just up the street that had “Bush/Cheney” signs plastered all over its fences last year. This year, the spots were taken up with the name of one of the candidates. So I voted for his opponent.

Yes, thinking “anyone who Bush fans like is bad” is more than a little simplistic, but I’m not alone there. I guess Virginians weren’t impressed by Bush’s “Virginia Victory Rally” speech, which included such highlights as “I like a guy who loves his wife.”

2 Responses to “Off to a Good Start”

  1. The sharp Mr. Pech Says:

    Is there anything (Applause) more irrtating than (Applause) reading a speach (Applause) with (Applause) every fourth word (Applause)?…


    AUDIENCE: Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

    talk about a group of people that deserve to lose

  2. jsp Says:

    Yeah, I enjoyed how they got all Springer.

    And I am in TOTAL agreement about the applause. That’s why I almost never watch the State of the Union (instead I read the transcript.) I can’t take all the standing ovations for the most generic platitudes. (“The state of our union is strong.”*)

    * But isn’t it always? Seems so:
    1994: “Tonight, my fellow Americans, we are summoned to answer a question as old as the republic itself, what is the state of our union? It is growing stronger but it must be stronger still.”

    1996: “The state of the Union is strong.”

    1997: “My fellow Americans, the state of our union is strong . . .”

    1998: “Ladies and gentlemen, the state of our union is strong.”

    1999: “My fellow Americans, I stand before you tonight to report that the state of our union is strong.”

    2000: “My fellow Americans, the state of our union is the strongest it has ever been.”

    2002: ” . . . (T)he state of our union has never been stronger.”

    2003: “. . . our union is strong.”

    2004: ” . . . (T)he state of our union is confident and strong.”

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