October 7, 2008, 10:25 am
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I am kind of shying away from the Internet at the moment. The news, the blogs, everyone is focusing entirely on the election.

Like I said last time: I’m tired of the election. Obama is going to win. It is a Democratic year. The fact that he is only just now pulling ahead of McCain is truly startling. The banter and the pundits and the bullshit are simply nauseating.

I wish I lived in a state that was entirely blue or entire red. I don’t care which. It’s the purple I hate. I’ve never been a fan of purple: just ask Roommate! about the time I crocheted a candle cozy for a “Lavender Lemon” candle. I love lavender. Unfortunately, lavender is also purple. I don’t like looking at purple, even if I like smelling it.

In a purple state, you are bombarded with ad after ad after goddamn ad. All of them are filled with expansions on the truth, convenient drops of inconvenient truths, and general lack of logic. The ads from both sides make me want to vote ‘other, please!’

I guess that’s my big issue with this election. I am such an ‘other’ voter, despite all evidence to the contrary that I am a staunch Republican. I am not a Republican. In fact, I am registered Democrat, and have been since I turned 18. When I registered in Allegheny County this year, I registered Democrat. Neither candidate really pleases me, it’s question of which is the lesser evil. I disagree with many things both parties stand for, it’s merely a question of which side supports the important things.

And you know what? In some ways, I really don’t know. I am going to have to hold my nose and vote McCain, even though he and I disagree on so many things. His plan for health care reform? Dear God! When that came out, it solidified the need to get totally soused before heading to the polls. And yet, despite voting for McCain, I’m kind of hoping that Obama will win. I just can’t bear to vote for him myself because I don’t want him to misread my vote as a ‘mandate’.

Hence, I avoid the internet. I will still go the polls on Election Day. I will still vote for McCain, but I’m more interested in voting for local politicians. Specifically, voting AGAINST them. There is no greater joy while in a voting booth to be voting against incumbents.

Oh, but I’ll probably still be soused. They might limit what I wear to the polls, but they can’t limit what I drink before hand!


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