No more “Vote-Schmote”
I wrote in an earlier post titled “Vote-Schmote” that I was apathetic about voting this year. Turns out, my apathy was not to be long lasting. I no longer care if my absentee ballot likely won’t be counted — McCain’s announcement of his preferred VP candidate has fired me up to vote anyway.
Here’s a quote from Gov. Palin, whom Sen. McCain has announced as his running mate:
“Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.”
This statement, from a woman who has vowed to bring down Roe v. Wade. Yeah, she’s all about women. Quite the feminist. Voting for her would be like me voting for Jerry Falwell, or Fred Phelps or Oral Roberts or some bigwig with the Southern Baptists, or you get the point.
So it looks like this will be another election where I’m not necessarily voting for someone, but rather against someone else. I’m completely disgusted with McCain. What a bunch of pathetic pandering. A transparently desperate move that smacks of what he and his people think of the intelligence of us all. Though I’m not saying it won’t work. Because it might well work.
I mean, this country has black Republicans, gay Republicans, women Republicans, lower income Republicans, Latino Republicans, etc. These are people who voted for G.W. Bush, even though they should be diametrically opposed to the Republican party’s agenda (which is putting more of our hard-earned money in the pocket of big business owned by mega-rich white men).
So no, I wouldn’t be surprised if this absurd attempt to pull in disgruntled Clinton supporters and undecided women actually worked. But I won’t be a party to it, not even by abstention.
Obama/Biden in ’08.