I know what you are thinking, ugg, more on those stupid midterm elections. I know the feeling I almost threw up listening to the NPR coverage this morning. (Luckily I turned if off soon enough! Whew!)
Anyway, I always joke about how liberal Ithaca is. It amuses me on a daily basis. Oh, we are soooo liberal that our Democratic Congressman is the Republican candidate! Literally. He is the candidate for every party in our district. Good thing I am not a New Yorker and therefore actually have a choice!
Needless to say, I am as jaded as they come. Today I actually saw something that warmed my unpatriotic soul: teenagers walking around in the pouring rain with "Honk if you voted!" signs. I mean they can't even vote but the care enough to risk a nasty cold to remind other people to vote. (Too bad I was like the only person on the street who honked.)
Maybe if there were more simple demonstrations like this and less of the celebrities-telling-you-to-vote campaigns, we would all be a little less cynical about our civil duty.
Take that Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, or whatever your name is this second.