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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

Go vote...

Today's the day: Regardless of which primary candidates you support, I would encourage you to vote today if there is a race in your town. Heck, if you live in the city of Albany and you're a Democrat, go ahead and vote three or four times, and bring your dog to vote too.

If you just can't be bothered, consider this: a few years back, my wife and I forgot to vote in the county legislature election, and the guy we would have voted for lost by 2 votes. I wouldn't say that it ruined my day, but it certainly was a weird feeling.

Then again, I can't even remember who the candidate was, so it obviously hasn't affected me long-term.

More importanly, it might be the case that if you do go vote, you might help defeat some idiot by 1 or 2 votes. I spent years hoping my individual vote would bring down Bob Prentiss. Very satsifying.
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