Some of us still believe that a well-educated and gainfully-employed populace is what made this once-great nation great once. We can be intelligent and proud as a culture, creative and innovative as individuals, progressive and commendable as a country. Just because we haven't been any of those things for the last thirty years and we've switched from "voting for the greater good" to "voting for MY GOOD! ME!" doesn't mean we must lose hope. Although there are skeptics.
The ridiculous back-n-forth we've had to live with over the past months is unbearable. The clearest and most common argument from the overrride opponents (besides the "them politicians are taking money out of your pocket" malarkey) is also the common SouthCoast rule: "Someone who does a job you do not know how to do obviously makes too much money doing it." (There is also the corollary "If people do a job you do not know how to do, you are obliged to tell them how to do it.") Like teachers. My neighbors hate hate hate teachers. They hate smartypants. Smartypantses fancypants. They hate them commie teacher unions. (see also: Town employees, municipal workers, police, etc.).
I'm sure that whoever comes out the victor on the morrow, there will be the usual sore losers and the inevitable sore winners.
Another reason to hate The Beach.
EPILOGUE: If you are a Dartmouth voter, make sure you congratulate the guy holding the sign that says: "Vote no override or will be sorry." Best VOTE YES sign I've seen. Also, make sure to smile at the elections lady/poll worker who asks you, sincerely, if you're there to vote. She's having a tough day. Particularly since the traffic helicopters have been buzzing the polling places.