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Election blessedly over

Finally, election Tuesday. My phone will stop ringing, my mail carrier will deliver real mail, my television will show the usual ads, and the roadsides will be free from posters. My president might get back to work as well.

As a taxpayer, voter and citizen of this country I almost understand why people don’t bother to register to vote or to vote. We are so inundated by rhetoric that we cannot find out the truth about candidates, can’t believe what those running for office say, and cannot hope to make intelligent decisions on issues. And to top it off, our phone numbers (listed or unlisted) are sold to anyone who wants them.

The billions of dollars spent by politicos could certainly be better spent by feeding the hungry, putting up shelters for the homeless, funding our schools, improving our roads and infrastructure. Instead, the landfills fill up with campaign literature, and I, along with every other registered voter, got hundreds of unwanted phone calls.

I’m certainly glad it’s all over. When does the 2008 campaign season begin?

Beatrice Rosenthal


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