vote, people. vote.


in this election year, i've been thinking a fair amount about a trip that i took two years ago in north florida with palm beach post reporter john lantigua. we were working on a story (almost halfway down the page) on how the war is affecting voting trends.

our conversation with dennis and patricia flanagan, who lost their son dennis in the war, sticks with me today. patricia spoke about the importance of voting, of showing up on election day even if you don't put down a vote for president. she said that though she had an opinion about who she'd rather see in office, she stressed the importance of a voter's voice.

so seriously, people, please vote. please.