Tuesday, November 04, 2008

VOTE: The Politics of Marriage

OK. So Dr Laurel can vote tomorrow. I can't. And she's not telling me who she is voting for.

That ain't right, right?

So, a make your voice heard on November the 4th:

12 comments:

Mark said...

If you don't mind me asking Justin, what is her reason why?

Justin said...

She's just teasing me...

Its a need to know thing for me...

Nigel Thornberry said...

If you don't mind me asking, Justin, why do you want to know who your wife is voting for?

Anonymous said...

i am sure that after so many years of marriage you MUST know who she will vote for!

nat jonker

Christopher White said...

this post made me laugh quite a bit! good luck in convincing her...

Anonymous said...

In my parents' marriage, my mother was very vocal about her votes (she still is). My father stayed silent -- she just assumed that they were voting the same way. After a time, she changed her attitudes/views and her voting became quite the opposite. That's when she learned my father had been voting the opposite of her all along. Believe me...I know how my husband is voting. In fact you undoubtedly know how my husband is voting... But I say she should continue to torture you a bit longer.

Liz

seapea said...

hahaha i was one of the 4 who said laurel didn't have a poker face. hahaha

Mark said...

So did Dr Laurel back the right horse?

Goldy said...

You know, I think this is a good question.
Why do you need to know?
What value do we place in the anonymity of the voting system?
By telling you isn't she subverting her own ability to make an independent decision that is reflective of her views?

Justin said...

Goldy -- good thoughts. You are right, I don't need to know.

By telling you isn't she subverting her own ability to make an independent decision that is reflective of her views?

Only if she tells me before, and I try to influence her vote. Surely.

Justin said...

Mark:

So did Dr Laurel back the right horse?

Dr Laurel may not be able to keep her poker face, Mark. But I certainly will!

:)

Nigel Thornberry said...

I think that we've all learned a lot from this. Justin should not try to pry into his wife's mind with a can opener, and Dr. Laurel should remain the tower of strength and independent thought that she is.