I met a woman yesterday who makes me burn with rage every time I think about her.
We were introduced by a mutual friend, and were chatting, when said mutual friend asked her, "hey, have you registered to vote yet?" She said no, she hadn't really planned on voting. He's all, it would take no time, I'll get you the forms, let's get it done, come on. She demurred, saying she didn't really know much about either candidate and didn't want to take the time to find out. Mutual friend: "It would take you all of two minutes to figure out which candidate you would want to vote for." "Oh, you know, I just don't want to. I don't care enough--I just care about makeup and fashion." Giggle.
I'm smiling and chatting, and the smile falls. I can't help it. This really just occurred. There are people this shallow and this apathetic.
I know I'm judging her based on a five minute interaction, and so I'm not really upset with her specifically, but with the mindset that people don't--and feel like they don't need to--exercise what very little control they have. Vote for whoever you want, I'm terrified of a McCain/Palin election, but have at it--figure it out and vote.