**This post has NO running content whatsoever. I just had to post it, though. Sigh.**
this is what is disturbing about our country. I voted today. I don't know if you've heard, but Texas is having these primary elections on Tuesday -- they may have mentioned it in the news a time or two lately. At least that was all that was on CNN while I was at the gate last night waiting for my plane (which actually did take off on time! Wow!). Now, I highlight the word "primary" in that sentence because while I was in line waiting to vote (not really a line, only two other folks came up around me while I was signing in) not one but TWO people were puzzled, nay, dumbfounded, when the person taking the registration cards/IDs asked of them, "Which party?"
The first guy said, "Huh? Hell, I don't know, it depends on who the guy is." So... this guy is not voting a straight party ticket at the general elections. He thinks about his vote. This is a good thing. I think. When she clarified and indicated that this was a primary election and he had to choose which ballot he wanted, he said, "Oh. Hmm. Hell, I don't know. Whichever one Obama is." All righty then, that would mean you want to vote in the Democratic primary, sir.
The next lady wasn't any better. She had to have the concept of the primary explained in more detail to her. The quote of the day from her was, "But isn't this where you go to vote for the President??" It took a lot of energy to just sign my name and go to the booth, then take my "I voted early" sticker and get the hell out without crying or sighing audibly or otherwise being utterly defeated by the folks around me.
And that, my friends and neighbors, is at least partially the reason we're in this spot we're in. Yikes.
So, that's my adventure for the day. I must now go hide under the blankets in a fetal position.