Monday, November 3, 2008


I’ve been addicted to the best reality T.V. show yet—the presidential election. I find myself constantly returning to my favorite news programs (and comedy shows) to see what’s been happening. Anyone else? I can’t be alone.

There’s tense excitement swirling in autumn air. The kind that every person experiences during times in their life while waiting for a big event to arrive—graduation, a new baby, a big test, that call from someone who wants to buy the book (had to add that one for all the writers out there), the list goes on and on. The difference? In this moment, our entire country is experiencing the waiting and anticipating together. And the world is watching.

Election Day is upon us, and as citizens of the United States of America, it’s our right and our responsibility to VOTE.

I hope, with every ounce of my Polly-Positive nature, that each and every registered voter—age 18 to 108—will get to the polls and make their choice.

As a writer of young adult novels, I can’t help thinking about new voters, those who turned 18 just in time to register and go to the polls. Are they as excited as they were the day they turned sixteen and could get a driver's license? Will they be as excited as the day they turn twenty-one and can finally consume their first legal drink? I believe, more than ever before, they are.

This is exciting, America!


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rathacat said...

Yep, it is exciting. Good post. It makes me wish that I was that age...

MotherReader said...

I love your first line. That's exactly how I've been feeling. I've been watching CNN like I'm runnning for President. It's been exhausting, but exciting to care so much.

Jackie Parker said...

Not really having the TV, I've been addicted to Completely obsessive.