Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Political contributions

I have just done something for the first time in my life. I have made a contribution to a US presidential campaign. As I can only vote once (unless the current administration finds a way to invalidate absentee ballots from overseas voters, in which case even my one vote won't count), I have decided that giving money is the next best thing. I fully recognize that it's only symbolic compared with what is needed to counter the actions of the opposing team, but boy did it feel good to write that check!

In an attempt to remain neutral and simply inform you of my civic initiative, I probably shouldn't tell you exactly who was the recipient of my contribution, but I'll give you a hint: if the candidate who's not from Massachusetts wins, it won't be because I didn't support his opponent.