Civic Duty

How I will vote in the 2004 Presidential Election. Also, I promise that HOTW isn't going political. I don't want to be one of those blogs.

The 2004 U.S. Presidential Election is the first Presidential Election I am eligible to vote in. I registered to vote in Pennsylvania, because it was easier that way. All I had to do was push a button when I renewed my driver's license. It also seemed likely at the time that I would be in Pennsylvania on a Tuesday in November, being a college student and all. Well, I have been going to class for a couple of weeks now, and it turns out I actually do have classes on Tuesday. Two of them. Both psychology. I could register in Maryland, but that would require going through the process of registering (wherever that takes place) as well as going to the polling location on Election Day. I suppose I could drive home and vote, but that would take a lot of time, my parents would worry about me driving so much, and I would still have to go to the polling place. I can't stand waiting in line, and I don't want to be connected any more with Baltimore, so I will be voting by absentee ballot. I can do everything by mail! This means zero interaction with other humans, as long as no crazy notary stuff is required, in which case I'll just phone my vote in to the PA Electors, since their votes really count. Plus, I get to vote before other people, and then make them feel bad for waiting until the last day to do something so important. I'm lazy and antisocial, but I'm still a good citizen. I'm voting.

And who am I voting for?
The white Christian male.

Okay and a PS to that witty closing: Why didn't one of the parties simply choose a qualified non-white and/or non-Christian and/or female candidate? Plenty of people would vote for him or her just so they could feel non sexist/racist/religiousistismitical, and I'm sure that candidate would win.

That's enough politics for today.

Posted: Thursday - September 16, 2004 at 01:13 AM