Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The End of the Beginning

During a particularly busy night this summer, with everyone running around in organized chaos as we were getting slammed with back to back traumas and had patients filling every available hallway space, a well-dressed doctor called in for a consult tiptoed his way through the department with a look of disgust on his face and declared to a nearby med student, "Thank God I don't work here."

Today, after two very long years of campaigning, we will elect a new president, and one way or another it will bring an end (however briefly) to attack ads, robocalls, and screaming pundits.  Like many who thought the campaign would never finish, there's the temptation to sit back and simply thank God that it's over.  Politics may be a messy business, but no matter how chaotic the process may be, we should be thankful for the freedom to elect our leaders.  So, no matter which candidate you support, I hope you exercise that freedom and make sure to vote.

Happy Election Day!

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