(Duh’nah nah nah, duh’nah nah nah nah…)
Election Eve and I swear I can feel the energy and excitement in the air, and not just from the CNN folks ready for a day off! NYC is always alive and thumping, but today I am noticing it even more, and I don’t think it’s all in my head. The “discussions” on the street today were more animated, the hand gestures more pronounced, and the voices a bit louder and more emphatic. When I took our dog out this morning, a neighbor had posted a notice with the location of our polling site and the districts we belong to on the front door of our building. No excuses! I’m ready for my “I voted” sticker. The ones in Georgia had peaches on them…wonder if I’ll have one with an apple in NYC?
Would you like to have the option to vote early? Some experts say the strong turnout in states with early voting could put the pressure on the rest of the country to make it available. I wouldn’t mind having the option, though I’d prefer early voting without the crazy lines.
If those lines make you crazy, a little help from the folks on CNN’s medical team: anger management for election day.
While it may be easy to forget, there are several other races tomorrow – not just the one for the White House. In addition to all of our snazzy maps at CNNPolitics.com, there is a fun tool to help you track the races that matter to you most.
In addition to taking a lot of pride in my right to vote, I also believe jury duty isn’t something to be ignored. I have only been picked for duty once, but I found it fascinating. I also feel it’s my part in the “right to a fair trial” we all have. I know it isn’t always convenient, and I admit, the trial I served for lasted two days, not two months. Still, I can’t believe anyone would skip out on jury duty to go to a horse race, especially after their tour is nearly over. But what really upsets me about the missing juror in the Ted Stevens trial is that she lied about her father dying. Death and illness are things you never joke about and certainly never lie about. To me it’s beyond bad taste, it is bad luck… and you know what they say about karma. Imagine you lied about your father’s death to sneak out of a meeting, and then he really did die? The guilt would be overwhelming…at least it would be for most of us.
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