March 4, 2008

I voted. I hate local news. I don't like rain.

I went to vote in the primary today. There was no line and I was back home in about 20 minutes. I thought I'd check the local news to see what they were saying about voter turnout. I was reminded why I hate local news and why I never watch it. First there was the "HORRIBLE WEATHER!!" part of the story. HORRIBLE WEATHER = it was raining. Then I kept hearing about the "LONG LINES" and in a much more subtle tone "this morning". Then it was the "RECORD TURNOUT", followed by a quiet "for a primary." Yes, I'm aware that some polling places may have had more people, but I bet if that were the case, the news team would have been there to film it. It will be a very long time before I choose to see any local news again.

You know what I prefer over all of this rain?


Bean Counting Knitter said...

We have a friend who went on Saturday to vote early. He and his GF stood in line for over two hours to vote early. Jimmy and I were 5th in line when the polls opened this morning and were home 15 minutes after the polls opened. Hummmmm does the early bird always get the worm?

Betty said...

Well, my bird didn't get the worm.