October 02, 2004

Class Politics

A funny thing happened in British Literature I yesterday. I was having a conversation with a friend about politics that went something like this:

ME: I think I'm going to vote for a third party since I'm in Texas and my vote is pointless anyway [since Bush is going to win Texas no matter how I vote].

FRIEND: You would seriously waste your vote on a third party that you know won't win?

ME: The point of an election is not to vote for the winner. I'm going to vote for who I think is the best candidate.

FRIEND: You don't think Bush is the best candidate?

ME: I don't think any of the choices are the best candidate.

At this point, two other students sitting in front of us turned around:


RANDOM STUDENT 2: Yeah, I agree with you.

I simply looked at my friend and smiled. He later told me to stop laughing about my victory.

My opinion of the general LeTourneau student body was improved by those two students yesterday.

Posted by Randy at October 2, 2004 04:00 PM | TrackBack