Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Voting 2016

I first voted for president in 1976. I know, the math is wrong, I was only 17 in 1976. But California, like Illinois, keeps you on the voting rolls a long, long time. Since my father had died, 2 years before Nixon resigned, he was still on the rolls.

None of the three white ladies who manned the only polling station on the "wrong" side of town did not know if I was me or I was my father. I just said his name, got my ballot, and voted. Carter? Good guy. Meh, President. Sorry.

I would like to state for the record that Richard Nixon never let me down. I walked to my polling place, and noticed a pattern on the way back.

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet" Abraham Lincoln