I’ve tried to avoid national and state politics (other than library politics) on this blog. It hasn’t always been easy. It’s not easy now.

I’m tempted to talk about the level of deceit involved in claiming that a January 2008 interview, the full audio and video of which has always been available on a newspaper’s website (with the newspaper promoting those links) was somehow “hidden” by “liberal media,” but I won’t. I guess “hidden” can mean whatever you want it to mean, including “the newspaper didn’t actually visit us in person and insist that we click on the link.”

So I’ll just say this:

Vote–if you haven’t already done so.

I certainly will.

Update Tuesday evening: And did, of course, around 10:30 this morning. Not much of a line, but a steady flow–even though it looks like most people in our precinct voted by mail. (Little by little, California seems to be moving toward entirely mail voting on a voluntary basis–but they also close polling places when the number of non-mail voters drops below a certain number.)

Still, even with all the early voting and mail voting, every “booth” was in use; I filled in my ballot out in the open rather than wait. (Here in the heart of Silicon Valley, we use huge heavy-paper optical-scanned forms, which will be scanned somewhere else this evening. We had voting machines for one or two elections. Not any more. The ballot was on both sides of two big pages, partly because the full “summary” of each of 16 state and local propositions has to appear.)

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