Is it over yet?

I stood in line for 35 minutes to vote today. I’ve never had to wait more than a few minutes in any other election.

I’d say the dominant emotion was relief that the campaign is over, and hope that the election will be over by tonight. Of course, I’m going to miss my daily phone call from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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  1. Bill Clinton called us last night.

  2. Mad Scientist says:

    I got calls from Arnold, W himself, and Sean Hannity. I live in Western NY where there is a very nasty race to see who will become our next Congresscritter. So they were doing this as a “turn out the vote” effort.

    I voted for the lying bastard of my choice. I hope you all did the same.

  3. I received a phone call from Rudy Giuliani … and five minutes later Elizabeth Edwards called. Gee, I must considered a Swing Voter!

  4. I’ve gotten calls from Arnold, Rudy, both candidates, their wives, and a bunch from MoveOn. It also took me 55 minutes to vote today, and that was with 45 seconds of actual voting and 15 seconds checking to make sure none of my chads were hanging.

  5. Over the past week I’ve had two calls from our former Prevaricator-in-Chief Bill Clinton, two from P.Diddy and one from Spike Lee. And those are only the ones I can remember(or listened to long enough to find out who it was).

  6. dr. cookie says:

    I got calls from George and Laura Bush, plus Michael Reagan. And Michigan senator Carl Levin. I wish Ahhnold would have called…..

  7. Are these real calls or recordings? Man, I wish I lived in a swing state.

  8. Richard Nieporent says:

    Are these real calls or recordings?

    Does Santa visit every boy and girl?

  9. I live in Fulton County, Georgia, which includes most of metro Atlanta. Georgia had a week of early voting to get the crowds down, but I still had to stand in line two hours and fifteen minutes on election day.

    A friend of mine “early voted” on Friday, and stood in line four hours.

    At least I don’t live next door in Dekalb County. I’d have Cynthia McKinney for my congressman. She’s famous for accusing Bush of being behind 9/11 (What did he know and when did he know it).

    You may also recall that Saudi prince who tried to give $1 million to the 9/11 fund, along with a lecture as to why 9/11 was all America’s fault. Giuliani politely told him where he could put his money and lecture. Since it was oil money, it probably could have slid right in, no trouble.

    But then Cynthia McKinney wrote the prince a public letter, saying he had some good points about it being our fault, and please contact her office. You see, she had a list of favorite causes, who’d be happy to take his money. And now she’s back.

    My congressman is John Lewis, who ran unopposed. Lewis is an honerable man, a hero of the civil rights movement, who truly believes he is helping the nation. Even if I don’t agree with any of his positions. And he’s not Cynthia McKinney.

  10. I’m glad I live in a rural area. It took me more time to get my truck turned around and parked in the township hall’s tiny parking lot than to vote once I got in the building.

  11. corsair the rational pirate says:

    Sheesh. I live in Virginia and didn’t get a call from anyone! Maybe I should move to Ohio…

  12. I got calls from George Bush, Laura Bush, John Kerry, the NRA, the NEA and a guy who wanted to talk to Judy.

  13. John from OK says:

    I received 4 or 5 recorded phone calls plugging the Democratic sentatorial candidate. Two were from ex-OU coach Barry Switzer. I got so fed up the recordings that I started talking to them.

    One of them began, “I’m so-and-so from such-and-such. Tom Coulburn (the Republican) has just insulted every Oklahoman…” and so I yelled out my customary “F*** you!” The “recording” hung up!

    But is it just me, or are these calls, regardless of whose side they are on, are a big turn off?