Call me a pessamist, but I see nothing good that is coming out of the choices made in the election...everything I was all for was denied. Measure 36 was passed, measure 34 failed, measure 37 passed (last I checked) and of course...Bush is the potential presidential winner. My collegues, professors, and other aquaintences are trying to make the best out of it, but I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel...(well, in 4 years, but who knows how bad things could be between now and then?) "There are record numbers of voters!" "At least Oregon voted Kerry." "You did your part, you voted how you felt was right, and that's all that matters." "It's over now, nothin' we can do about it." "I knew this is what was going to happen." ---These are all things I've heard people around me say. How tragic; I really wish I could just shrug it off, but I am seriously upset because I know how much this will all affect everything. I realize there's nothing I can magically do, but I suppose what I need is just a grieving period.