Monday, November 06, 2006

I wanna be sedated

The elections are driving me nuts. I don't know what to think of the latest polls, and the breathless stories about the Republicans surging.

Of course, I wrote last week that even with a lot of the, at that point, favorable-for-the-Democrats polls, it was all still too close for my liking. (I always tend to be pessimistic, party because I like being pleasantly surprised instead of crushingly disappointed). And now, ABC/Washington Post and Pew Center polls over the weekend say the GOP is coming back, although Gallup says still slightly behind. But then other polls (CNN and Fox) say, no, the Dems still have a comfortable lead for at least taking the House. (The Senate was always more of a challenge). But some of those Senate races that were looking good for the Dems (Montana and Rhode Island) are now tightening, bringing the GOP back into contention there. And New Jersey, normally comfortably Democratic, is still way too close. (Why Gov. Corzine appointed such a flawed candidate as Menendez to fill out the remainder of his term and run this time is beyond me. If this seat flips to the GOP (it might be the only Senate seat currently held by a Democrat that conceivably could), I will never ever visit NJ again, no matter how tempting my ex's beach house on the shore seems every summer). Oy.

Anyway, all these stories are driving me into a state of nervous tension, so there will probably be light or no posting here over the next few days, as I'm going to try to avoid the newscasts and the Internet and the talking head blowhards making their predictions, and just see what happens come tomorrow.

I know there are regular Too Saucy readers in, among other places, NY, Connecticut, NJ, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Illinois (and, for some reason, a small contingent in the UK too). So go vote tomorrow - and UKers, send us your psychic best that our long national nightmare may be, if not over, at least slowed down.


Anonymous said...

I voted on my way to work this morning. You would be very proud of my votes! :)

Anonymous said...

haven't voted yet, but voting on my way home.

Anonymous said...

I voted absentee this year as I'm still registered in Oregon.

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