October 24, 2008

October 24, 2008

Already know who you want to see in the White House? Then what are you waiting for? You can vote now! There's no need to wait until Election Day.

Find out when early voting starts in your area, where to go, and what to bring — then get out there and cast your vote. Get started here:


It couldn't be easier. Just enter your ZIP code and find out everything you need to avoid long lines on Election Day. The election this year is expected to draw a record number of people to the polls. Although a high turnout is good for democracy, it could be a headache for you.

You can also check out the Election 2008 section of our project website at: http://www.dabtheaidsbearproject.com/el20hivandai.html

But you do not have to spend hours braving the elements, waiting in line, and getting more and more frustrated until you cast your vote. Vote early!

I voted today. Have you?

There are records numbers of Americans voting early across the country. I have heard several accounts of problems with scanners, ballots and other issues so it seems it has the potential of being another standoff even after election day has come and gone. If the last two elections were any example, I am afraid we are in for a long bumpy ride.

The $150K Pallin Scandal

It also seems we have some very upset Republican party donors. The Republican National Committee’s $150,000 investment in Sarah Palin’s wardrobe has prompted some teeth gnashing among the party’s big donors about its political sensibility and a feisty debate among campaign finance specialists about its legality.

“As a Republican Eagle and a maxed-out contributor to McCain’s general campaign, I’d like my money back – he can still have my vote,” complained one irate donor on Tuesday.

“I’m not one who says a candidate shouldn’t wear fine clothes,” he added. “I’d just like to think they were successful enough in the private sector to have afforded their wardrobe with their own money, not the party’s or the campaign’s, which is really our money as contributors.”

Another big donor was sympathetic to the effort, but critical of the execution. Not to mention, it kind of destroys her "soccer mom" image. How many soccer mom's do you know with over $150K worth of designer clothing and accessories?

How about you? Wouldn't it be nice to have someone give us $150K for clothing in a year? Not the kind of clothing budget I have ever had and I doubt most of you. Must be nice to be that privileged.

I am still on house rest and running a fever so I had to cancel a couple of appointments. I also have emails and calls to get caught up. I just have not had any energy and have slept most of the day.

I hope you had a safe and great day. Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab