Hand Me a Plunger

Our ballots were given to us at Byng City Hall by our own de facto mother-in-law Dorothy, who spends 14 hours at City Hall every election day. She and those like her keep the voting places going in small-town America.
Our ballots were given to us at Byng City Hall by our own de facto mother-in-law Dorothy, who spends 14 hours at City Hall every election day. She and those like her keep the voting places going in small-town America.

Also, as most of you who are not hung over know, Barack Obama was elected to be our next POTUS. Yay.

Here are some interesting facts about yesterday’s election:

  • Even though Abby and I voted in the same place and less than ten minutes apart, we did not see each other there.
  • Abby would not tell me how she voted, nor will she ever, nor will I urge her to tell me unless she wants to.
  • I voted straight party (on all but one item.) When I told Abby this, she asked, “Which one?”
  • My straight Democratic Party vote was tainted by one candidate, a Pontotoc County Commissioner running for state representative. His bid for election jumped the shark early on when his campaign began calling the house weekly, eventually becoming such a pest that we were getting rude with them. Eventually he stooped to lying about Republican Todd Thomsen, who I like and trust despite his rightish ideology.
  • It appears that Oklahoma, embarrassingly enough, had the highest percentage of votes for John McCain. Grrr.
  • Our dogs and goats were not allowed to cast votes.

I am excited about Obama becoming president.

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  1. She probably voted Republican! Someone this excited about Obama probably owns goats. Yah!
    I’ve seen pictures of your dogs and goats … they look like they all lean a little right to me Richard.
    I thought you were sick. What gives? Randy.

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  2. My brother posted this status on his facebook

    “Fr. is singing the Te Deum Laudamus!” which sparked hateful comments about him being a baby killer because he supports Obama. Someone asked how can he call himself a Catholic priest if he supports abortion. Actually he calls himself an Episcopal Priest, but it was fun reading his hate mail. I secretly voted for Obama and you are the only one I have told. I was swayed by the propaganda aired on Boston Legal on Election eve. Even Denny Crane voted for Obama. I like him will never admit it. Accept to you of course and let us never speak of it again.

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  3. (Vixonella, now you’ve told me, too, but I’ll keep it between us.)

    Richard, here’s some more interesting facts about the election:

    –Marline and voted together, in-person absentee, on Saturday.
    –I went back and forth between the parties.
    –I too dissed a candidate I was going to vote for because his campaign called us too many times and sent us too many mailers.
    –I voted “no” on every judge retention, as did every other person I asked about it, yet they were all retained.
    –Oklahoma was the only state where EVERY county voted for McCain (Beaver County by 89.2%)

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