November 2nd, 2010

Election Day

We voted.  Dianne had to sign an affidavit to the effect that she is, in fact, Dianne.  I voted for two candidates based on my respect for them and a desire to see them elected, which is two more than i expected.  One was candidate for U. S. Senator, the other was candidate for County Commissioner.  The former will almost surely lose, the latter will win.  it is expected that there will an unusually large off-year turn out, here and elsewhere.

I expected that this would be an unpleasant experience, but it left me feeling good, like i had fulfilled a civic duty (though i don't buy into that scenario).  Even signing the identity affidavit did not disturb me; i expected painful flashbacks to the loyalty oaths of the 1950s but they did not come.  Nor did i have to suppress a gag reflex as i voted for lesser evil after lesser evil.