Tuesday, December 18, 2007

La de dah, I have done my duty

Miss Etta,

I just wanted to share with you, and with all of our many readers that I have done my civic duty this day.

I voted.

Yes, I know it will come as a surprise to some, but there is an election in Fayette County today.

Sadly State Representative Dan Lakly died suddenly last month. A special election is being held today to elect someone to step into his seat for the remainder of his term. Whoever wins the election today will then have to turn around in April and start running for election again!

My Daddy taught me that sharing who you vote for is not the proper thing to do. In this particular area I believe my Daddy was correct, thus I will not let our readers know my choice. Fights have broken out that lasted generations over lesser things than a choice in an election.

I hope that the turn out surprises everyone although I doubt it will. Voting is a right we should treasure. In today's world there is absolutely no excuse for not voting.

Yes, I know it sounds like I am scolding, and maybe I am just a bit touchy on this subject. Here in our county there are a higher percentage of people voting than in many other places, which shows that we are the cream of the crop in this area as we are in many others.

I hope that everyone reading this afternoon's journal entry has voted. If not, I hope you will fly to the polls and cast your vote before 7 p.m.

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