I am bouncing back and forth between returns and the Bulls game. And some West Wing clips on YouTube.
I left work a bit early to go vote. The place was packed and the volunteer I spoke with said that in his nine years working elections, this has been the highest turnout in my precinct. 300 people before the real commuter crowd arrived and a good 200 had voted early. I asked how many, exactly were in the precinct. He didn’t know offhand, but could tell me that the lowest turnout in those nine years – it was for a local election – was 28.
I drove by my early voting place several times over the past couple of weeks. I didn’t stop because there were no parking places to be found.
So that is all good news.
New phenomenon: bringing the kids to the voting booth. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, I would have freakin’ loved if my parents had done that. (But by the time I was old enough to semi-intelligently ask my parents about voting, my father was telling me that it was none of my business. I expect he was having a political identity crisis.) On the other hand, that lady with the little girl took forever. And there was a line. A line!
And because it is Election Night..this is not my favorite scene from this ep, but I love it:
Ah, West Wing. Love it. I’ve been rewatching it on Amazon over the last few weeks and now I wish they’d make more, or a spinoff, anything.