We've got only four days to Election Day. I don't know about you, but I'm consumed with anticipation, excitement, a little worry, and mostly a hope that I've left nothing off my to-do list. There are canvassers and phone bankers to field, signs to place, rides to double-check on, and that final list of voters I need to personally call to make sure they know where to be when. I have never before done this when some people coming for the final push are delayed because there are fuel problems between here and there, nor when I am worried about my parents, who are in Jersey with no power, and who refuse to come here.
I went to dinner with a friend last night, and during that time received an email from Oreo telling me that Mittens is coming here on Sunday. Not sure exactly where, but likely really close. Now it's necessary to determine an appropriate, um, welcome. I'm thinking signs about tax returns, climate change, and "what about FEMA?"
Tomorrow is the Million Puppet March in Washington. DC. This was planned after the Big Bird incident at the second debate. If you can't attend, please tweet the following at 2 p.m. tomorrow: "I support continued funding of public broadcasting #pubmedia #MPM2012" More details here.
I know a lot of people who do not live in swing states who are traveling to various swing states to work, or who are making candidate calls from home. As a swing state resident, I say a giant thank you. For all of you who live in swing states, thanks for your efforts, too. For anyone still recovering from Sandy: you're excused this time around. When the concerns are food, clean water, heat and fuel, it's wrong to expect anything else. Hopefully, you'll be able to vote.
Remember that you can send $10 to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999. The charge will appear on your next cell phone bill. If you've got a roof on where you live, you've got more than the people who will get the benefit of that donation. With the pictures coming out of Staten Island yesterday...turns out that may be the place hardest hit. Even compared to the Jersey shore. Click here for more info. Then text to 90999.
We stage today for the final push to Tuesday. May we be a Phoenix bird rising from the ashes of Breezy Point making sure our government is based on science and a sense of shared responsibility. No black swans. Good luck to us all.