Life is Busting out ALL Over!


Posted on: November 4, 2008

via Andrew Sullivan:

At 3 p.m. on Election Day, the Foundry Methodist Church voting station in Dupont Circle was doing light but brisk business. As I signed my name to receive my ballot, one of the poll workers loudly asked another to ring the small bell on their table. “Everyone please listen up for a moment,” he boomed while holding on to an old black woman standing perhaps 5’2″ with a huge grin. “This is our special voter of the day. She’s 95 years old and this is her first time voting.”

As everyone in the room took her in and the thundering applause echoed through the old church basement, her glinting eyes quickly teared up and she somehow managed an even bigger smile.


This is what it is all about today – it’s not about the candidates, it’s not about winning or losing – it’s about the freedom we all enjoy. A fundamental right that can not be taken away from us.

Today, we remember what makes the United States great, today, we vote.

And, geekly, I admit for all the pomp and circumstance, and mostly for the interactive maps and HOLOGRAMS (yeah, CNN!), it is my favorite day every 4 years. 6pm and EST polls closing canNOT come fast enough for me!

I am going to be sad when it’s all over tomorrow.


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