Well, there was an election. Some people won, and some people lost. I'm sure there will be some claims of tomfoolery and skullduggery, but most of the results I saw were pretty decisive. All in all, I'm not terribly het up about this election. We threw out some rascals, but you know we probably put some different rascals in those seats. That's politics.
I voted a fairly down-the-line "Throw The Rascals Out" ticket. This was made troubling by a few factors - first, in rural Ohio, the rascals are so well entrenched that sometimes no one runs against them. Second, I was often forced to decide between voting for a male Democrat and a female Republican. It's hard to back The Woman when she's The Man. Also, I'm not really invested in Ohio office holders because I won't be here in a year.
I may have been the only person in Ohio who didn't vote for the hard-line ban on smoking in public places or the soft-line ban on smoking in public places. I believe the soft-line ban won. I believe people should have the right to kill themselves in whatever means they see fit.
I see Pennsylvania got rid of Santorum. I applaud all my friends and family in PA who voted against that hatemongering homophobe. Anyone who voted for him, well, there's confession and the remission of sins. Good luck and God bless.
--10:20 AM, EDT, Ada, OH, now with new and improved state government
[That last book I couldn't think of - Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters.]
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