Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I'm Engaged...Civically!

Super Tuesday

For all of you U.S. voters...Do you live in a state participating in the Super Tuesday primaries? Have you voted yet? If not, get yourself over to the polls ASAP! While there is a lot of skepticism about the voting process - and some of it is well-founded - it is important to not disenfranchise yourself by not exercising your right and privilege. Your vote can only be counted if you cast it - so pull that lever and be heard!

I stopped by my neighborhood's local middle school today and voted for the candidate of my choice. My experience was pretty standard and I don't have anything particularly notable to report. But I do want to give a shout out to all of those volunteer poll workers who made my experience quick, simple, and straightforward.

(And for all those folks who seem to think that my vote is somehow specially qualified by my XX status - for the record, my lady parts did not unduly influence my vote. I selected my candidate by evaluating the policies and plans put forth by all of those Dems who have thrown their hat in the race - not through some alchemy of hormonal influence...or whatever.)

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