Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When Not to Vote

Today is Primary Election Day, here in Nebrasky. And, for the first time in a long while, I am not heading to a polling place on a voting Tuesday.

Why, you might ask? Well...

Beside the presidential race (the results of which, here in Nebraska, have no bearing on the delegate count--really, they decided that at the Caucus in February), we have a state senate race and a US Senate race going on, and, after less than a year here in this place, I have no idea who to vote for. I have some suspicions, but I feel woefully uninformed (even with reading a newspaper everyday). I hope to correct that by the time the General Elections roll around.

In adittion, there are a couple of ballot initiatives out there, but I don't know for sure what they are. I don't really know how I can be this unaware of what is going on, except to blame it all on a state-wide media conspiracy to keep the citizenry of Nebraska ignorant of the issues and the candidates stance on said issues. Not only does this theory put me in tight with the Left wing radicals that I try to befriend (Hippies!), it also alleviates me of any responsibility whatsoever.

Then again, maybe it's just stone cold apathy.

1 comment:

La Fashionista said...

Greetings, my stone cold hippie wannabe friend. So are you saying (among other things) that the newspaper is more like "the paper"?

Also, is this non-vote experience a barometer of your feelings about and attachment to LiNE?

I'm so sorry for the delayed comment. I seem to be off my game and can't quite keep up with the interweb happenings these days. Although today I did have a training on Microsoft 2007 - overstimulating but otherwise kind of nifty!