The Guilfoile-Warner Papers

Nov 4-2

I voted. No epic lines at our polling place, but steady business, all eight (touch-screen) machines occupied with a line of 10-12 at the check-in table. From a purely demographic analysis, my wife and I were the only Obama voters in attendance, but still it felt good. On our local and state races we had a number of Republicans running unopposed. I wrote in Howard Stern several times. Baba Booey was my pick for County Coroner. Sarah Palin finally answered press questions after casting her vote, though she refused to say who she voted for, saying "I am also exercising my right to privacy and I don't have to tell anybody who I vote for. Nobody does, and that's really cool about America also." I don't know about you, but I'm glad we're not going to have a Vice President who tells us what's "really cool," about our country. One of the reasons I'm going out on the edge of Obama's electoral vote totals is because I actually think Palin is going to suppress republican turnout. The base don't want her as VP; they want her at the top of the ticket and are willing to wait for 2012 for the chance. Just like democrats, they don't want to take a chance on McCain v. the actuarial tables. First results in just over three hours. I'm going to go watch my TiVo'd West Wing episodes showing the Santos victory over Vinick in anticipation. Note to readers: don't forget to enter our contest and win free books.

TMN contributing writer John Warner’s first novel, The Funny Man was recently published by Soho Press. He teaches at the College of Charleston and is co-color commentator for The Morning News Tournament of Books. More by John Warner

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