Tuesday, October 31, 2006

You Votin' For Me, Punk?

Big news in the Raggedyhouse - Robert DeNiro called! Really! Well, maybe it was a recording of Robert DeNiro. And maybe he "wanted to talk to me about Hillary Clinton's voting record . . . blahahablaIdon'tknowbecauseIhungup" Grrr . . . Few things irk Raggedymom more than celebrities who endorse politicians, (ab)using their fame as a platform to sway votes. Or, as a wise friend of mine said, "Celebrities are politicians, they are just paid much, much more."

I resent this almost as much as people who engage in "electioneering" right outside of the polling places, when it is illegal to do so within 200 feet of the building (as far as I remember, maybe 100 feet?). There is nothing like trying to pressure me into voting for someone, to make me vote for the other guy. When I was in Queens College, I wrote an incendiary article about this very topic.

Even though I'm not a politics person at all, I take civics very seriously. Particularly as the only member of this household eligible to vote, and as an immigrant to America myself, albeit as a child. So if Hillary ever had my vote (as if), she and her buddy Bobby DeNiro just lost it.

4 comments:

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I am not into politics at all.

RaggedyMom said...

I'm totally with you on that one, SWFM - my eyes glaze over - and there's nothing worse than infecting the phone, that instrument of friendship and communication, with boring, maddening political phone calls! That being said, next Tuesday, get out the vote everyone!

medicalmystery said...

hey i know that friend of your - she's witty - isn't she the one who said dermatologist are on step above chiropracters?

RaggedyMom said...

MM - get with the spellcheck!