Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Vote 'im Off

Overheard at a McDonald's, one counter worker to another:  "I don't like President Bush.  If this were Survivor, he'd be voted off the island."

I don't know how to respond to this.  At first, I just thought it was really funny.  The comment echoed my feelings about Bush.  But when I got to thinking about it, it became sort of un-funny.  Is this how the average American understands the political situation in our country?  When you say the word "vote" to the guy next door, is reality TV the first thing that pops into his mind? 

I'm not the most politically savvy person in the world, and I haven't always been mindful of my civic duty.  But the events of the last few years have made me wake up to the fact of how important my vote is.  I've learned this from watching the tube, sure, but not from tuning in to "Survivor."  More like from watching long days of coverage of 9/11, and from watching Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld stand in front of the American people and lie through their teeth about the reasons for attacking Iraq.  Important things are happening now.  Serious choices have to be made in the voting booth.  And the guy at the machine next to me might just be thinking he's voting someone off the island.  Well, at least I hope it's Bush. 



  1. Oh my....that's a new way to look at losing a job. I wasn't fired, I was just voted off. LMAO

  2. Maybe you've uncovered the future of American democracy here. Let's see--there'll be 2 tribes, the Dems and the GOPS. They'll be stranded on a exotic island. Via a series of pointless antics and crisis of fortitude and character, aka 'fund raising' and 'internecine warfare', one individual will emerge triumphant. The Dems will have have the interests of the island and all its community as it's center. The GOPs will own the production studios. How can we possibly lose? : )

  3. LOL I don't watch Survivor, but I'm all for having Bush voted off whatever lunatic island he's on. I think there's a good chance of that happening, too. Or maybe it's just wishful thinking...

  4. In California the voted their governor off the island - and NOW look what they've got! Unfortunately in politics - I think we have to live with our mistakes for the duration of their term. Can you imagine the chaos if we all really felt we had the right to reverse any election? It's apparent that our responsibility is to stay informed, make a choice, and be sure to VOTE! - Kat