Hey, so did we! First time ever, and it was cool. We went to the City Hall in Murphy and stood in line for, oh, three minutes before two nice little old ladies showed us what to do. The kids were with us and were fascinated by the whole process, especially after watching that funny Internet thing about trying to vote for Kerry in Florida. They wanted to see if the computers would do the same thing to us.
Outside the mayor and mayor pro tem, who are being challenged with a possible recall, had set up folding chairs and a couple of signs, and across the driveway were a couple of the proponents of the recall, with THEIR sign. I looked at that and thought -- that's what I'm voting for: the FREEDOM to speak your mind. The FREEDOM to vote without my husband's permission. Even the FREEDOM to wear flowered flip-flops while protesting the mayor (not me, the lady in favor of the recall). Compared to the article in the paper about Afghan women, who still wear burqas in public and can't vote unless their husband gives permission, it felt pretty damn good.
Oh, and we're against the mayor's recall, mainly because the mayoral election is up in May so there's no sense in causing extra money to go out to elect a new mayor now if we have to repeat the process in May. I think it's just a grudge match at the moment.
Nina (of the Newly Political Class)