Tuesday, November 04, 2008

You Kiss Your Mother with That Vote?

What a great day. I just voted for Barack Obama. I know how you feel, people--but it's too late to change my mind. Let's just see how this thing turns out. I recommend treating Election Day like it's your birthday because, why not? I got dressed up. I voted. And then, in a wave of nostalgia for good old defunct W, I committed to eating out every possible meal today. Whatever the outcome, election day is exciting. I've thought a lot about it, watched the debates, talked to smart people, and read stuff. I hope Obama wins. But I don't mind McCain. We had some good choices this year, folks. Remember when it was John Kerry or George W. Bush? Hello!

I made a modest donation to Obama's campaign on Halloween in hopes of winning a drawing to be flown to Chicago tonight for his win-0r-lose party. And, to those of you who are wondering--yes, I wrote the check out of the same checkbook I write my tithing checks (!). Odds are that I won't win, but I can't help imagining what I would say to Obama should I get the chance to talk to him.

Kacy: "Hi!"
Barack: "Hi! Nice hair."
Kacy: "Thanks! Hey, you should thank me--I totally defended you when people in Utah referred to you as The Beast."
Barack: "People think I'm a beast?"
Kacy: "Not a beast. The beast. Nevermind. Good luck with the economy and stuff."
Barack: "Oh ya. Thanks."
Kacy: "Well, see ya."
Barack: "OK. See ya." [Aside] "She's weird. But cute. . . in a weird way."
You see, I decided a year ago that if Barack Obama quit smoking I would vote for him. It's like when I decided that if I were released from being Young Women's president in my old ward, I would have another baby. Hey, a deal's a deal!

Have fun voting this year. If you hate Obama but just can't bring yourself to support McCain/Palin, remember, you can always write in Mitt Romney. It's your right!

40 comments:

  1. Oh,you had me giggling at: "Remember when it was John Kerry or George W. Bush? Hello!"

    Wasn't that fun?

    I have yet to 'find' a candidate that makes me want to donate money...even with the promise of a prize. But I just have to note that of course Barack would like your hair!

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  2. In my Mormon neighborhood he's not The Beast... he's the Obamanation.

    I get dressed up to. It's the most patriotic of holidays at our house.

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  3. I love that you proclaimed your vote! Change is on the way sister!

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  4. Anonymous3:13 PM

    oh, a change is definitely on the way alright.
    Just hope you're ready for it.

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  5. I will miss your controversial political posts. I enjoyed the drama. Strong finish!

    I voted for Obama too, but I have to say that rabidrunner's "Obamanation" made me laugh. Why have I not heard that before? Very clever.

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  6. Dang. I wish I had thought of eating out for every meal today . . .

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  7. I'm proud of you for sticking to your beliefs in the face of persecution. I hope Obama wins, too, and I got a little tear in my eye when I filled in the oval next to his name. What a moment!

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  8. You're the coolest person in Provo.

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  9. I voted, but here in Oregon it's all absentee ballot, so it kind of takes the fun out of it.
    Now if only I can think of a reply to the person in my ward who sent me the "Obama is the devil" forward. How can they not know their audience? I even have a sticker on my car!

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  10. Obama all the way. I'm not afraid to say it. I sure hope change is on the way.

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  11. whatever change is on the way, I am ready for it. Bring it!!!

    I voted, got my free hot chocolate from Starbucks, my free donut from Krispy Kreme and can't wait to get my free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's! What a country!!!

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  12. Did you know that Utah gave more money to Obama than to McCain?


    I'm so excited, I can't wait.

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  13. When my mom found out I voted for Obama she looked really disappointed. I haven't seen her look at me THAT disapprovingly since I was a teenager. I consoled myself by thinking about how she gets her "facts" from Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Creepy, huh?

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  14. dagnabbit, the shirts for Obama are funnier than any I have seen for McCain.
    my friend has the My Mama's 4 Obama for her children

    whats with the word verifications these days? butpo

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  15. I bet that Obama reads "Every Day I Write the Book". Seriously.

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  16. I sure like your hair.

    I voted for Hilary in the Primary but Obama gives me the willies. So I wrote my own name in.

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  17. I voted for Obama, but purely for selfish reasons. I really wanted to be the first woman president, like ever since I was four. So I couldn't vote for Hillary in the Primaries, nor could I vote for McCain/Palin ticket. I am sure McCain is going to die soon. I love your posts--I wish I could be so funny!

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  18. I voted for Obama too.

    And I'm crossing my fingers.

    Hope I don't have to move to Canada when it's all over!!

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  19. I'm certainly ready for Obama to start paying my mortgage. I didn't eat out today, but I did get my eyebrows waxed directly after voting, so it was a special day after all.

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  20. I gave him ten bucks - first time I've ever donated funds. It was symbolic for me.

    My husband voted for the other guy. He keeps wandering around the house muttering under his breath. It's AWESOME.

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  21. Also, my mom called me to celebrate, she could possibly be more excited than I am. My parents are awesome.

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  22. About the water barrel. No bleach. You only need it if your barrel has been filled with something else or if you are using well water.

    You should definitely make your son fill it up. My 11 year old thought this was cool for some reason. Plus it probably counts as one of those infernal scout things they always need checked off in their books. Tell him that finding the hose and hooking it up is all part of the job. I swear he'll be excited.

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  23. I know I'm totally missing the point, but when looking at that 2nd picture all I could think was, "where did she get those cool pictures in the background?" I'm not kidding, I really want to know. By the way, nice neck.

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  24. are you sure you don't want to move back to cali?

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  25. So UT didn't pull off blue miracle we did here in VA, but kudos on getting up to 42%...never thought I would ever hear UT was even in double digits backing a Dem. Yay for you.

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  26. Mark Allen10:18 PM

    These are perilous times, but we are in the midst of a peaceful transfer of power within the most marvelous political system in the history of the world.

    I regret that some of our corrupt state politicians were reelected, but can't let that get me down today in the wake of such an inspiring national election day . . . though I must admit I am glad that the ruling party doesn't have a filibuster-proof majority.

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  27. I like you, Mark Allen.

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  28. Around here there were signs that said, "NO BAMA." He took the state anyway.

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  29. Are you for real? I mean seriously... how did I not know you were this funny growing up? I blame Rachel for stealing you! HA HA HA Great post.

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  30. I live in a place (AZ) that I personally don't know anyone (including my parents and husband) that voted for Obama. I was the ONLY ONE. I only hope he lives up to the hype or I will never hear the end of it at Bunco. Also I think after 8 years now it's their turn to not like the President!

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  31. Way to vote against the grain in Utah! I am proud of you. My parents and I can't talk politics anymore or we lose our love. He now thinks the end of the world is coming. I can't stop smiling...

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  32. Anonymous10:25 PM

    You are so funny! I laughed outloud reading your posts. And you seem to like Neil Diamond, so perhaps we can be friends...

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  33. Anonymous6:27 PM

    I fear we've lost kasm to the mistress Light Refreshments Served...

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  34. Quit smoking? Wow--THAT was your criteria!? It's all making sense that he got elected if those were the types of things people cared about.

    How about quit trying to turn our country into a socialistic nightmare, or quit voting for radical abortions, or quit hanging around dirtbags?

    I guess everyone has their own criteria though. I'll make sure to come back in a few years to tell ya 'i told you so'.

    In the meantime, I'll pray for our country that the fall won't be too hard.

    fun blog by the way.

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  35. Don't worry everyone. Obama is here, and he has come to save us all.

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  36. I voted for Obama too! Except evertime I tell someone they look at me like they've just spotted a Jack-a-loup! Or the 8th wonder of the world. In fact one woman called her husband over and said, "Look a Democrat"!I had a friend tell me that she doesn't study the candidates but the "CHURCH" is Republican! Well I Republi-CANT! And I didn't! And all of my children along with my sone who is on a mission voted for him too. Sad to say my husband voted for McPalin. I forgive him.

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