Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

Jane Clare in Columbia

Janne and I spent Saturday overnight in Charleston babysitting granddaughter Jane Clare while Tess and Matthew went to a wedding. The Bosher threesome is now in Columbia for a few days. She toddles, falls gracefully, sits with left leg doubled under her and right leg extended, tastes everything she can get her new teeth on, chases the cat, gnaws at apples, drinks soy formula, sleeps at 9:30, 3:30, and 8:30, hears Good Night Moon each night before bed.
Midterm elections today. South Carolina will not be a part of the Democratic bandwagon, but disillusionment elsewhere in the country will surely lead to a Dem majority in the House, if not the Senate. Inevitably, there's been a slight swing back to the fold by disaffected Republicans. John Kerry's blundered joke and Saddam Hussein's death sentence verdict (announced Sunday) may have helped the Republicans, but anyone swayed by those remote influences is a reed in the wind. Janne left the house at 6:45 to get in line early and vote before work. Her mother always made an effort to be the first to vote in her precinct. At mid-morning I'll make my way up to Westminster Prebyterian Church to vote.

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