This morning I got up early to go vote.
Unfortunately I didn't get ready fast enough to make it before heading of to teacher meetings at school. I got off the highway to go to the polling place, but had to turn right back on once I looked at the time. I didn't want to chance that the lines at the polls would be long and I would be late.
Then I sat down at the table to discuss some issues with the people in my department and noticed a large, bright red coffee container with Republican National Convention on the front. At one point, one of the other super-Republicans (who regularly makes jokes about the super-Tea Partier shirt he wishes he could wear daily as an undershirt) grabbed the mug and rubbed it like a genie in a lamp and said something about how he hopes things will work out in the election today.
I was so disgusted. I still can't totally put my hand around how an educator can support some of the initiatives the party supports.
After the meetings, I drove right to the polls.
I am not very optimistic about what the elections will mean for St. Louis, and for the nation, but I voted.
Hopefully, I can at least cancel out one of the other people's votes.