I am SO thankful that the election is over. Since I dwell in a battleground state I had had enough of the ad campaigns about 6 months ago but the sheer frenzy as we approached the finish line made me almost decide to start reading books again. Of course TV is my precious and I refuse to be run off. I havent been very thrilled to vote since 1996 when I voted for Clinton in my voting debut. In 2000 I tried to make my vote count so there could be third party representation in the next election and I voted Nader. I was proud of myself for taking a stand with my vote. I believed it was important and both candidates didnt impress me much so it really didnt matter. Of course I should let you know that geographically I live in Florida and still I would have voted Nader. If the candidates would have been appealing at all then the damn election wouldnt have been so perilously close and 537 people wouldnt have caused so damn many problems. Now this year we had more voters turn out but once again it was close. My civic duty was fulfilled when I stood in line for an hour and a half with the 6 week old. Connor was the lucky one because he slept the entire time and then got to wear my I voted sticker. It is a little upsetting though to think that the majority of the people in this country vote on just one issue and their issues are a little backwards. I honestly thought that more people in this country were open-minded but evidently I am on the cutting edge. The more I learn about who voted and what issues motivated them to vote, the more concerned I am about this countries future. Maybe the DNC will get their shit together and offer up someone who I get EXCITED to vote for. I would like to feel that Im voting for someone with a pulse AND a brain. The whole idea that people can identify with Bush because hes a fuck-up really bothers me. Now the republicans control the senate, house and have a president. Lets all raise our glasses to you getting some shit done around this country. Clean up this mess in Iraq and this country. Help my healthcare, schools, taxes, 401K, social security, deficit and interest rates. I am not the most religious person but I will be praying for the safety of homosexuals and the future of my uterus. This is a wonderful country full of people with differing opinions. I love living here among those of you who arent bright enough yet to figure out youre ignorant. It enriches my life and provides hours of taunting entertainment. This election has made me realize how out of touch politics is with the Average Joe and its also made me realize that the Average Joe needs to learn a little more than whats in the Old Testament.