So proud of my wife! (election-related)


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Monkeyleg
November 2, 2004, 08:03 PM
My wife isn't into politics at all, while I'm a political junkie. All she's done for the past few weeks is complain about the constant media barrage, which is understandable.

She voted for GW in 2000, largely because of the pressure I was putting on her.

As mentioned in a thread from a couple of weeks ago, we've had a gay friend of ours from Palm Springs, CA staying with us the last few days.

Last night my wife and our friend met another of our friends, also gay, at a bar downtown. She asked her friend from in town, Doug, if he was going to vote. No, he replied.

Then she asked who he'd vote for if he did indeed vote.

"Bush," he said.

Our friend from CA was shocked. "But, Bush isn't for gays!"

Doug explained that we're at war, and we need a strong leader, and Kerry isn't the one. At that point, my wife told him to get out and vote today. In fact, she stopped in at his workplace today and made him promise he'd go to the polls immediately after work.

When my wife and I went to the polls this afternoon, she asked if she could just vote straight Republican. (Before any of you make any remarks about not knowing the candidates, let me spell it out: the only real races here in our district are for President, then the senate race between Russ Feingold of McCain/Feingold fame and conservative Tim Michels, and the race between an ultra-lefty and a terrific conservative, Rep. Paul Ryan. The other races were Democrats uncontested).

She then took the two Bush signs from our front yard and planted them in the yards of a couple of friends who are Kerry supporters!

It's only taken 27 years of marriage to get her this far. :D

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itgoesboom
November 2, 2004, 08:08 PM
When my wife and I met, she was a registered Democrat.

4 years later, she voted a straig R ticket.

27 years? Man, thats taking too long. Only took me four.

I.G.B.

Kim
November 2, 2004, 08:17 PM
Well I'm proud of my niece. She helped start a young Republicians Club at her High School(small town) They all wore pro- Bush Tee shirts etc today and she wore the NRA sweatshirt I her Aunt bought her!

one45auto
November 2, 2004, 11:50 PM
My ex-wife's a lost cause, but my daughter voted for Bush in her school's mock election (she was one of the few brave souls who did) and she insisted on casting the ballot for me in the booth today. Now don't get me wrong, I haven't raised her to be a Republican stooge who merely votes along party lines, instead I've always encouraged her to research things for herself and to weigh the facts before making up her own mind. (I've also taught her to cherish the Constitution and our Rights, and never to yield her precious liberties to anyone) Already she's thinking for herself. She gets upset when she hears people talk of gun control, exclaiming that guns don't shoot themselves, and she hates terrorists and is in favor of blowing them all to kingdom come.

Dang, am I ever proud of her. :)


Did I forget to mention that she's already asking when I can start teaching her to shoot? :D

Standing Wolf
November 3, 2004, 12:12 AM
My ex-wife was a registered leftist and gun hater when we met. By the time we went our separate ways five years later, she was a registered Republican and had her own .357 magnum and permit to carry it. People do grow up.

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