Monday, November 10, 2008

I've Gone Political

I do not often delve into politics on this blog, but only because I don't know who any of the people are or take the time to find out what the issues are, not because I don't care.

In fact, I have had some really amazing experiences with the political process, even as recently as last week. When I went into the voting booth, a strong emotion swept over me as I realized something--I was in a telephone booth. It had been so long since I had seen one of them, I had forgotten what they looked like and got confused. It turns out that our state does mail in votes only. (The emotion that swept over me was embarrassment, which is somehow easy to mistake with voter's pride.)

By the way, I did end up filling out my ballot and mailed it overnight priority mail to that telephone booth. And that time, there was no mistaking the voter's pride of knowing that my vote counted.

So with that being said, I've elected to turn this blog into a political forum. Relax. I know what you're thinking. What's a white house? There's an "n" in government? You'll catch on. Thirty percent of the populus does. So please, E. pluribus your unum and be prepared to be moved politically.

5 comments:

ronandlindahatfield said...

Are you going to run for President in 2012? Derek will also probably be in the running. Another historic event in the making -- brother against brother.
Maybe you could join forces and have a Hatfield/Hatfield ticket!!

Henry said...

E. pluribus your unum may be the best thing that you have written on your blog.

Jared and Melissa said...

I noticed you used the word "politics". I don't think that is the politically correct term anymore. Especially with the new president. I hope you haven't already offended any of your readers.

Chad and Amy said...

He's right. He did spend a lot of time contemplating...so much so that I thought we'd miss this election entirely.

Jill said...

Hey Chad! Melissa Larsen is in my ward and let me know that you had a blog. I looked at your family's a little bit ago and it was fun to see what you've been up to.

Just wanted to say hi!