That’s right, my dear non-existent readers, it’s Sooper Dooper Tuesday.

Oh, yeah, and it’s also Mardi Gras…because nothing says “presidential politics” quite like massive numbers of people getting drunk on hurricanes and showing their private parts to anyone willing to throw a few beads in their direction.

And it’s not just New Orleans that is throwing a killer party today. (NB: New Orleans can throw the biggest, rowdiest party ever and it won’t make a lick of difference as far as presidential politics are concerned. Louisiana isn’t having primaries today, so it doesn’t matter if all the voters are drunk enough to seriously consider voting for Ron Paul.) No, New York – which actually is having primaries for both parties today – is apparently having a parade/drunken blowout/riot in honor of some football-related event. So, if any of my non-existent readers live in New York, keep this handy tip in mind: alcohol and defective voting machines don’t mix. Vote first, then party.

I will not be live blogging the election coverage tonight, unless enough snow falls today for evening classes to be canceled (which is a distinct possibility). Or unless class is really dull (also a distinct possibility). Still, I’m very excited about today’s primaries, because by the time they’re over – or by Thursday at the latest – we won’t have to listen to the talking heads natter on about what the impact of Super Tuesday is going to be anymore.

And lest there be any doubt about the matter, I still believe that Bush and Cheney ought to be impeached.

jane doe

P.S. Once upon a time, it was illegal to sell alcohol on election day before the polls closed. Apparently they were worried about political party hacks influencing voters with alcohol. Does anyone know if this is still the case anywhere (other than Utah, where they’ll seize on any excuse to restrict the sale of alcohol)? I assume it’s now legal in most places, because there is simply no other rational explanation for Bush’s victory in 2004.