I hope your parronts voted yesterday. Voting is a great privilege that not all people have, so we should take advantage of it. And mommy said she felt like she really should take advantage of the right to vote, since so many women in the past suffered so she doesn’t have to. Or at least, to know that she contributed to her own suffering based on who her vote got in office!
That was a joke. I know, it was a bad one, but a funny is a funny.
Actually, we have some ideas that would make the whole process more pleasant. I think the political ads would be a lot more relevant if we made the candidates take a polygraph and televised it – kind of like those daytime talk shows. You know the “you ARE the daddy!!” or the “you are NOT the FATHER!” shows? In fact, let’s just do the debates that way. Don’t argue. Don’t squabble. Answer the questions privately with a prudent polygraph administrator, and let a charismatic host scream it over a show, like on Jerry Springer.
Here’s daddy’s idea: vote from home. The election commission should give us a special log-in, password, or something so we can go on the Internet and vote. I know; it’s subject to hacking. In which case, may the best hacker win!
Here’s an idea mommy had: if we can’t implement daddy’s idea, then let’s have a bar-b-que buffet at the polling place. Precincts are always at schools and churches that have kitchens anyway, so why not crank it up and offer a free pig pickin? (Get it? Pork? Politicians? That was another funny.)
Chloe wants to do extreme makeovers on the candidates. They always look so prissy. She thinks we should experiment with various looks: professional, casual Friday, redneck, multi-millionaire, and best of all: middle-class America. Let’s see what you can do with a TJ Maxx look!
And my second idea is the best idea of all: if it’s a close race, forget the run-offs. It’s The Hunger Games! Ok, those movies haven’t really “wowed” us, but you have to admit that applying the concept to a run-off election would be amusing. And then the hackers from daddy’s idea could really have a ball with the whole campaign game, then!
I think we all have ideas on how to make the process better, or at least more fun. But at least it’s there for us. It’s a privilege to vote. And it’s fun to think about how to make it more fun and silly!
That’s all today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun and crazy entry. Take care, and have a great rest of the week.