Tuesday at HQ
Bussed over to HQ ninety minutes late because I had lots of extra work to do at my day job. The activity is noticeably busier now with just two months to go before the general election. Let me put it this way; I had trouble finding an open chair and phone.
The other surprise is that HQ has changed their scripts. There has been a shift in task from voter identification to voter registration. My script and phone list connected me to those citizens who have recently moved and are known to need to register. There is also an indication that these listed individuals are thought to be Bush supporters.
Most of my calls were the usual; telephone answering machines. I left a message urging them to register and vote for W.
But some of them were people who were in need of registration and thanked me for helping them do so in order to cast their vote for Bush-Cheney this November. That's a gratifying call for a volunteer to make.
One person, upon my introduction, informed me that he is a sergeant in the Army and will be voting for John Kerry. Go figure. I don't argue with those people. They are just going to waste my time while I could be registering more Bush supporters. Besides, I think it would be rude of me to phone someone at their private home to pick a fight with them. Don't you? So I thanked him for his frank reply and bid him goodnight.
The lively volunteer crowd brought some chocolate chip cookies and some 2-layer cake with frosting in to HQ tonight. That's good, because I was so beat and I made use of the sugar and some black coffee to keep me up. That's prolly why I'm still writing at this hour..heh.
One of the pay-offs of this evening was the fact that the RNC was in session and we had a tv tuned to the proceedings. Of course. It was a joy to be able to hear the Governator and First Lady deliver their speeches in the company of the HQ staff and volunteers. Oh, and let's not forget the two Bush sisters! Most all of us agreed that their "comic" routine was rather an embarrassment. There were a number of jokes that brought up uncomfortable images. A bit brash. But then, I suppose it achieved that which it was designed to achieve; that is, to demonstrate that the Bush sisters are two normal young women who happen to have The President for their dad. These girls are not stuffy snobs.
Btw...I have a BowieNet friend who lives in the 'burbs of Austin who claims that his buddy is dating Jenna.
I can only imagine.