Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Mayor Daley

For the sake of all that's democratic, get out and vote today.

Whether you vote for Obama/Biden, McCain/Palin, Nader/Gonzalez, or write in Ron Paul (or Snoopy, as my father threatened to do on more than one occasion), please do vote. Sure, it's like trying to pick your favorite mosquito out of the swarm - I forget who said that - but it's the best process we have. Let's use it.

I'm as eager to see who's standing when the dust clears as you are.


Chicago Mayor James Daley had been reelected for the fifth time and various members of the media were on hand to interview him.

One reporter, a notorious liberal and no friend of the mayor, put forth his question in the most unctuous tone he could manage.

"Mr. Daley," said he, "no doubt you will need to consult the powerful interests that control you before making any further big decisions."

"Young man," Daley replied, "you keep my wife out of this..."

[Wit and Wisdom]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election." (Bill Vaughn)


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