Monday, August 2, 2010
This year's primary ballot has so many choices. Dino or Goodspaceguy? David Fox or someone who actually lives here? Skip Chilberg or... Skip Chilberg?
One person the county's elections office doesn't want you to vote for? George Washington.
In its instructions, the ballot informs us to "draw a line through the entire response" if we make a mistake on our ballot. The provided example is a filled in oval next to George Washington's name — with a big fat line through it.
Wow. Couldn't we have chosen a less beloved founding father to not vote for? Maybe Aaron Burr? Or how about John Adams, the first president to lose re-election?
Just not George Washington — father of our country, the man who could've been king, the guy who our freaking state is named after.