Mike Walsh’s plans to register to vote for the first time in 54 years got me wondering how many other people might finally be moved to register during this election cycle.

Myself, I’ve been registered since I was 18. When I moved to Washington, one of the first things I did was switch my registration — after two years I still haven’t switched to a Washington driver’s licence, but I can vote! I’ve also made my feelings on voting and participating quite clear in the past.

The one and only good thing I can say about Bush’s presidency is that he’s got me paying far more attention to all this political stuff than I ever have before. If that same effect can start spreading across the country as more and more of his lies and evasions come to light, and more people register to vote and participate in the political process, it can only be a good thing.

Don’t vote? I don’t want to hear it. Read my two self-links above (especially this one) for everything I have to say on the matter.

And congratulations, Mike, for deciding it’s time to stand up and make your voice heard.