Oliver Stone’s W, and early voting rocks

October 23, 2008 at 8:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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James and I went to see W last weekend. It wasn’t quite what we expected from the previews, but we still enjoyed it. In fact, I kind of respect Oliver Stone’s take on Bush’s life — he looks at it in a more objective way than I anticipated. And although I’m not a Bush fan (who is these days?), you almost start to feel sorry for the guy. It really wasn’t a funny movie — probably only a few laugh-out-loud moments. Seeing Richard Dryfus as Dick Cheney sent chills up my spine in some scenes. I’m glad that no matter who gets elected, Rove, Cheney and Rumsfeld are out.

Speaking of elections, I voted early today, hooray! Kansas is one of about 30 states offering an in-person early vote, and I think they should enact it in more states in the future. It only took about half an hour, the electronic voting machine was easy to use, and best of all, I didn’t have to wait forever in a big line on election day like I did last time. Which was, er, ok, 8 years ago. I know that sounds bad. But in 2004, James and I moved to NYC right before the election, and our absentee ballots got lost in the mail (the first of many mail mishaps). We figured we cancel each other out anyway. The last time I voted, I used a scantron and a pencil. Very old-school.

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