The Vote.

I don't know what to say to America. It's like the hunger for secularism has abated, and people are content with fear and faith, even though human empathy and science could grant them a greater security. The Faith Based Foreign Policy prevails.

While we're at it, ten states are in favor of a constitutional amendment denying gays the right to marry.

All I can do is sit here and cover my mouth while CNN plays the story over and over again. Bush wins the popular vote. Record turnout to support this president. I'm stunned; I don't know what he did that's worth supporting. My reaction is so overwhelmingly negative that I have trouble stepping back to articulate in conscious terms. Oh christ, I can't believe that he's going to win, I can't believe that so many people hear what he says and shout, "That's the one for me! Let's crusade!" I mean, I can believe it, but I don't want to.

The GOP are announcing victory before the votes are even counted. But I have to say, it doesn't look good.

Can the Blue States secede from the Union?