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How I wanted to vote

I wanted to write-in John Derbyshire for Governor of the State of New York, not because I think he would make a good governor—he would—but I thought it would be the best way, in the unlikely event he won, to persuade him to reinvolve himself in electoral politics.  Alas, write-ins are too complicated at 6:15 a.m. (the polls open at 6). 

Alas, too, that Congressman Peter King isn't running in my district.

Finally, alack and alas, it isn't a presidential election year—and Andrew Jackson isn't running.