Have you voted?
20 Oct 2004
I mailed my absentee ballot today, and then I took the sticker that came with the ballot and placed it prominently on my shirt. It says, “I voted early. Now it’s up to YOU.” I’m not sure how many Chinese people can read it, and if they could whether or not they’d appreciate the irony.
I won’t say who I voted for, but anyone who knows me personally knows who I voted for. I will say this, though: living abroad definitely has a liberalizing effect. I have access to American media, but I’m not stewing in it like most of America is, and I also get to see the effects of American policies outside of the USA. I see all that as a good thing.
If you’re an American overseas, better get that ballot in. I wasn’t exactly early. And to my beloved Florida: don’t screw it up this time!