Election Day

“Get at it, boys,” said Mr. Smith, “vote and keep on voting till they make you quit.”

 

Stephen Leacock
The Candidacy of Mr. Smith
in Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Canadians go to the polls today, from coast to coast to coast.

This is a limited offer: one vote per customer.

Lines I like

To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!

 

W.S. Gilbert

 

Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah, and Pish-Tush contemplate losing their heads.

From The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan.

 

Nice call, Nostradamus

The next time the man on the white horse comes in, he may not be so benign. He could be a real racial hater or a divider of people.

 

Jim Squires, one-time spokesperson for Ross Perot.
Squires made the comment after the 1992 U.S. election, which showed that millions of Americans were ready to go crazy for a thin-skinned, TV-adept billionaire who promised to shake things up in Washington, D.C.

Quoted in The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism,
by Steve Kornacki (p. 209)