Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ah, Election Day

I apologize to those of you who may not like political talk on a knitting blog. But bear in mind that my degree is in Political science, and I freaking LOVE Election Season.

And yesterday was a great day for the Democrats! At last.

My law partner Eric and I participated yesterday, as we always do in the days leading up to an election, by volunteering for the Democrats.

We started the day bright and early--scratch that, it definitely wasn't bright at 3:00 a.m.--by driving through pea-soup thick fog to a union hall to pick up signs to be distributed at polling places.

After peppering three polling places with a variety of signs, we headed on downtown to pick up more signs to be distributed throughout precincts in North Tulsa.

By 9:00 a.m., we had placed approximately 500 signs around town, and we went back to headquarters and spent an hour putting labels on campaign brochures before getting our next assignment, which was to visit 120 houses in a North Tulsa precinct to enocourage people to get out and vote.



Five hours later, we completed that task and spent the next two hours making phone calls to registered Dems reminding them to vote.

Then, it was time to party! Pizza, wine, MSNBC, and the Daily Show/Colbert Report Midterm Midtacular.

And then a couple of more hours for me, watching the evening's triumphs on MSNBC.

I'll leave you with some wise words from my brother-in-law Eric:

AAaaahhh, what a beautiful day to wake up a democrat.
Sun is shining, projected 80 degrees today, gentle winds, the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming....and what is that smell?? Is that... FREEDOM?

Ah, I love the smell of freedom in the morning.

What's in it for you republicans?

Well, let me tell you...historically speaking the stock market has always done much better when congress and senate gridlocked the Prez. Something about stability.

First on the agenda: Immediate surrender to the terrorists and Iraq. Then we'll look into mandatory gay marriages for all. From there, we'll push on to teaching evolution to all the newly pregnant schoolchildren after doubling the tax they pay on their school lunches.

Break out your rapture pants, the dems are in control!!!


ETA:

Ah, this day just keeps getting better and better. Goodbye, Rummy!

And for some knitting content, a brief glimpse at my Christmas gift project.

Believe it or not, I don't have any socks on the needles, although my second Fleece Artist Unst needs starting. I am enjoying the above project so much that I just haven't done it yet.

12 comments:

wen said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Your brother in law is funny! (I may swipe that for my other blog- fully credited of course)

And I was thinking exactly the same thing when I woke up this morning.

Today IS a good day to be a Democrat!

Elinor said...

Ha! Too funny.

What a great day it is to be a thinking American. Yesterday's election wasn't between repubs and dems - it was between the corrupt and everyone else. For the first time in eight years, I have hope!

Marianne said...

I second, third, that YAY!!!!!
But honestly, weren't you just a bit embarrassed by Oklahoma? Out of the 5 only one Democrat voted in? Sheesh.
I'm thinkin' I love your BIL.

Yep, that knitting certainly looks familiar....pretty. It is a fun knit.

miss88keys said...

Your brother-in-law is a WISE man! It is a GREAT day to be an American!!

katie said...

It is definitely a good day! How could you not talk politics today?

And kudos to you for helping out the party. Doesn't it feel good?

Fannie Pie said...

Good for you! My workplace is a polling place and they had higher turnout yesterday than the last presidential election! So all that calling really got people out to vote! Woo Hoo.

schrodinger said...

I love your post. I have to say that I felt very cheerful today - while I don't really have a right to complain (as I have no right to vote here) I'm super happy that the change that is upon us - particularly with Rummy going. Your BIL's quote is really funny.

Dixie Sis said...

It got even better to be a Democrat as the day wore on. We can't let them slide though--this happened in large part due to our grassroots efforts, and we mustn't let them waste our chance.

Rummy's departure is icing on the cake, but who else could say: "...because we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns--the ones we don't know we don't know..." ???

ON TO 2008!

Dr Karen said...

Yes yes yes...it just keeps getting better.
Even I didn't want to believe we would get BOTH houses. FINALLY - two things happened.
1) The election wasn't fixed
and
2) THE PEOPLE FINALLY SPOKE AND WERE HEARD

FYI The Neo Cons that lost are SO angry that Shrub didn't fire "you're doin' a heckofa job" Rummy before the election bc they feel they might have kept their seats...
OH GO HOME AND KNIT SOMETHING YOU SILLY LOSERS!
Karen
www.mystrandofpurls.typepad.com

Dina said...

It's about freaking time! Woo-hoo!

I think Rummy pulled chocks just to save his @$$. Imagine the mess he'd be in if he stayed. Do we really want to waste more tax $$$ on him or anything else attached to his name?

Can't wait 'til '08!

Gina said...

LOL! Please invite me to the gay orgy/abortion in the streets party!

Joanne M said...

I'm SO bummed that I never met you while I *lived* in Tulsa... we stayed pretty close to home and hung out with other like-minded people, but there weren't too many to be found! The election results were pretty darn good. :-)