Why is it that the act of voting isn’t complete until you get the little sticker on the way out the door?
It’s all local today, which may not make for dramatic television, but is my favorite kind of Election Day. We’re casting ballots on sewers, playgrounds, schools, open land, our neighbors. Outside many polling places you can shake hands and chat with the people who want your vote.
I could go on, but I wouldn’t do a better job than Jason Hendry, who directs our morning news programs, did in his blog today.
I have been asked why I don’t wear an American flag pin on my lapel. Jay Leno does. So does Jim Nantz. The reason is, I don’t want to. The only time I wore a lapel pin was when the local TV stations made their anchors and reporters wear them, just in case you weren’t sure which station you were watching. And I didn’t want to wear them, either.
I know I’m a proud American. I’m sure you are too. And I think we wear it especially well on days like today. Just not on my lapel.