Mood: vegas lucky
Topic: "Who's In Line?"(6)
Over the years, Frodo has stood in lines of all kind in order to cast his solitary support for candidates with names like McGovern, Carter, Clinton, and Obama. He has thrown his support behind a Republicant or two along the way, generally because there was a wide variance between the individual candidates. He voted, last time around, for current Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), simply because he was a far superior statesman to his opponent, one-term Congressperson Denise Majette. It should be noted that Frodo plans to vote for Thurbert Baker, Isakson's opponent, this time around.
Frodo's favorite voting process was in Louisiana. Voting in Louisiana, by State Law, takes place on Saturday, and there is no requirement that the polling place must be in a public accommodation.. Frodo, cross his heart, has actually voted in a garage or two in suburban locations outside the City of Orleans. It was not uncommon for one of those waiting in line to be imbibing, or to offer Frodo the opportunity to share. David Vitter (R-GA), the Senator being challenged by Congressman Melancon, had better hope that a lot of that is going around this time.
In 2008 Frodo voted "early," in order to avoid long lines and big crowds. The location to which he was directed had a line that was two hours long, and nearly all of those in line were black. Frodo knew then that Barack Obama would be our next President, and he would have stood in line for a month in order to have shared his support.
It is with great trepidation that Frodo plans to cast his vote "early" again. He will know, on that day, how the "Mid-terms" will turn out overall. The opposition, again, consists of a great number who would go to any length, and endure any hardship, in order to vote against Barack Obama. If the lines are short where Frodo will vote, no matter the make-up of the participants, then Frodo will know that the next two years will be the playground for a Speaker of the House who believes that the Constitution has a Preamble.
Georgia is no bellweather for Middle Earth. True it is that they will probably provide a plurality to an incompetent felon in the gubernatorial race. Nathan Deal (R-GA) has been noted as one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress (a group that includes Charlie Rangel , Maxine Waters, and Jesse Jackson, Jr.), and he will most likely file personal bankruptcy before any indictments take effect. He is, however, a Republican, and that takes precedence over competence, to some. These "some" will be in line to vote, and others will not. "That," said Hamlet, "is the rub."
Frodo has been reading the obituaries in the newspaper for the last several days. He has noted that more fat,old, white guys have died than have any other group. He was heard to say that he hopes the trend continues for the next week or so, and that none of them were "early" voters.