First of all I want to thank Johnny Blake for not violating me in the ninth grade. I loved him so much I had fainting spells when I thought of him. He had the wherewithal, the maturity and the grace to tell me no. I thank you Johnny for that and I thank myself for the rest.
I ran for 9th grade president. The elections were held in our homerooms and then, taken to the whole 9th grade. The ballots were passed out and the voting began. I saw my name and I thought I had arrived. I had arrived I thought because I was such a nice person. I was, but that had nothing to do with it. I signed up, simple as that. I thought since I was such a nice person, I would vote for the other guy because that is the nice thing to do. Not at all, I lost the election by one vote. You know whose vote it was that dinged me, don’t you? You are right. You are absolutely right. My own vote did me in and that was a lesson learned the hard way and one that I have passed on to you. Always, I mean always, vote for yourself. My goodness gracious, you do not need to be so nice that you ace yourself right out of the election.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emily Goerss
    Jan 21, 2008 @ 00:07:08

    Okay I have really been thinking of your article , “VOTE FOR YOURSELF”. Well why not, as at least you will know that talk is cheap. When these professional candidates talk,it costs big bucks and it is usually a lot of hot air! I will not promise a rose garden or even a chicken in every pot. How about some pot for all the chickens?

    Special instructions are given for Write-In Voting. We are told not to write a candidate’s name and also fill in a voting position on the ballot card for the same office. Well personally, I don’t feel it is any ones business what position I’m in. That is just too much information.

    To summarize, I will vote for myself on February 5TH, and I urge everyone to do the same. In that way, we will all get just what we paid for or not.


  2. Krista
    Jan 28, 2008 @ 12:33:54

    Voted for myself. I lost the race. I really don’t care now, but when it happened I thought I wanted to die. I still think I will never put myself into another election. I don’t want to go through that tension. I see how the candidates have to go through election after election with the primaries and i don’t know how they do it. I couldn’t go through it again. Thank you for writing about it. I like it.


  3. sheila
    Jan 28, 2008 @ 12:39:15



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