Super Tuesday

Posted by houndrat on Tuesday Feb 5, 2008 Under Uncategorized, voting

When’s the last time you forgot if you were a registered Republican or Democrat?? Me?? Um, let’s see—-today jumps to mind.? ?

No, I’m not kidding—I have no clue which? party I signed up for.? I suppose it really? doesn’t matter much—they’re all full of bunk, it just varies by degree.

See, when I registered the first time, I was away at college.? I attending a super conservative school in Dallas, and all my friends at the time were die-hard Republicans of the Rush Limbaugh variety.? So I registered Republican.? Then promptly voted Democrat.? At least I think I did.? Hey, there was a lot of beer involved.

When I went to register back home in California, I had every intention of registering Democrat, simply because I can’t stand the junior Bush.? Oh yeah, and I’m a little sick of the government wanting to stick their noses in my private life.? I mean, I’m all for family values, but the beauty of our country is that my family values are different from my neighbor’s family values, which are different from your family values, but they are all valid choices.? What I don’t need is some crusty old conservative government-type? telling me what my family values should be.? Or what is and isn’t? okay to watch on TV, or see at the movie theater, or read.? Let’s face it.? ? Some of these? guys? are the same types of folks that tried to burn books like Catcher in the Rye.? I can’t even imagine what they’d do with Skinny Bitch.? Nuke it??

But in the end, I don’t know if I actually registered Republican by habit, or remembered to change to Democrat.? Good one, huh?

At any rate, I’m really just a moderate.? Give me a left-winged righty, or a right-winged lefty, and I’ll be pretty content.? Given the candidates this year, I think I can make it work, regardless of party.

So, I’ll soon be off to exercise one of my civil liberties.? More aptly, I’ll be exercising my skill at balancing a squirming baby in one arm, and reading through the proposition info and recording my votes with the other one.? (Yes, I realize I should’ve read the prop stuff days, weeks, even months ago, but since I’m a procrastinator extraordinaire, that had about as much of a chance of happening as a money tree suddenly sprouting in our front yard.? I’d even settle for a yummy tree (you know, one that grows chocolate bars), but alas, no luck on that front either.? ? Maybe if we finally put the reindeer to rest in our garage…..

Speaking of which, maybe I should wear a disguise when I go to vote, seeing as it’s literally next door.? It really would’ve been nice had we taken our Christmas decorations down before election day.? Hmmm….I wonder if? procrastinating is considered a valid family value choice these days?

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