Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

I got a call from Laura Bush this morning, a recorded message urging me to vote Republican. Laura Bush is the wife of the President and we are having an election in the US today. On a national level, many members of Congress are up for re-election but this election is widely seen as a referendum on George Bush's government and the Iraqi war.

Please vote if you want to say no to the war, the corruption, the tax cuts for the wealthy, the attack on our freedoms.

The photo is from the All Souls Parade, a non-political event.


Blogger Kate said...

Hey Louz, I did one better--I got a call from Bill Clinton!!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

I wish I had a vote.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

Great photo! I voted today in fact I am still watching the returns. Kyl wins again, damn. Hoping 107 fails.

9:44 PM  
Blogger DaveM said...

Lets hope lots of people voted this time. I read that the usual turn out for mid term elections is around the 30 to 40 % maark. Not very high really. Have your say and vote.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

I am so impressed by the power of the people to vote for change! I hope this election result sends a message to the white house that "staying the course" is not working - thank goodness for democracy and free speech!

2:24 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

the guy with the sign sends a strong message. I think americans are very lucky in the sense that the people have a chance to make the change and see the possibilty with their votes. In many countries, you can shout, vote etc, etc..things just dont move..

4:45 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

My biggest fear has been that we might have lost the vote as a means of change. Bush made it into office the first time because of voter fraud in Florida and there were suspicions the second time too. But at least the Democrats won the House and the new Democratic leader there is a liberal. The Senate apparently is still not decided. It is time the Democrats show some guts and decisiveness.

Yeah I was disappointed about Kyl too. I think 107 was being passed last night (has to do with limiting marriage to men and women only ie no gay marriage). I voted against it but Arizona tends to be a conservative state in some ways.

Kate, I got so many of those calls! And a trash can full of stuff in the mail and we were bombarded by TV and radio ads. On the other hand I took it to mean we still had power as voters. And that's apparently the case.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Well Randy I just checked and 107 was defeated. A nice surprise this morning.

7:57 AM  

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