On Election Day

Posting a blog on Election Day offers an opportunity for final commentary on what has been an exciting and unprecedented campaign for the presidency.

There’s a last chance to share some political humor. Check out this clip from The Daily Show and this one (as opposed to “That One”).

And there’s also a chance to share what began as an attempt at humor on the part of a radio station and turned into a shocking reminder of the importance of candidate qualifications.

For another look at Governor Palin, check out these excerpts from her interview with The Wall Street Journal, a newspaper that leans Republican.

Even Fox News could not stand by and let a recent incident with Joe the Plumber slide, and the network ended up defending the Democratic presidential candidate. See The New York Times editorial.

Yes indeed, what a long, strange trip it’s been.

And now the journey is coming to an end. Today it culminates in what has been the point: to elect a new president, along with other individuals, to represent us in government.

And those are the key words. Represent us.

Elected officials are not people who are separate from America, although the Bush and Cheney administration has confused some people into believing the president and vice are not accountable to U.S. citizens.

Government officials work for us, quite literally. You and I pay their salaries.

It’s a hefty payroll we’re all supporting, but it’s about more than the money. It ultimately comes down to this: Who do you want to hire to run your country, your state, and your city or town? Who do you want to entrust with control over the many issues that affect your life and the lives of your family and friends?

Think seriously about it, if you haven’t already. Then vote.

Vote as if your life depends on it.

Paula Santonocito
Career Editor, SingleMindedWomen.com