Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Final Note on the Election

What fascinates my 5th and 6th graders most about the election is not the fact that Obama is black and McCain is old (though they find this interesting too), but that I could send my vote through the mail. During the 2004 Taiwanese presidential election, Taiwanese people living abroad flew back to the island in droves in order to vote. Can you imagine sitting on a plane for 24 hours (48 round-trip) just to cast a ballot?

Which is to say, I take back all my griping about the hassles of voting absentee from two days ago. I guess it's the little things that make me proud to be an American.

Well, that and the fact that Franklin County finally voted my way. Way to go, Ohio!

1 comment:

Michael J said...

My aunt and uncle flew from Brazil to vote in the last Taiwanese election (with a stop in Houston). They brought us all Guomingtang paraphernalia. It was very intriguing.