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Ian O'Doherty: Why I had a lump in my throat as I cast my vote

Published 28/10/2011 | 05:00

So, how was it for you? Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not asking you some spectacularly intimate and inappropriate question -- although I am available to offers, you have my email -- I am, rather, talking about yesterday's election and, indeed, the far more substantially important constitutional amendments.

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Despite the fact that this country is now firmly and officially in the toilet, there are still some things we take for granted which other people in other countries would fight and die for. And voting is one of them.

I'll admit, I'm not much of a softie and I don't have a particularly emotional side (unless I'm watching old Bill Hicks videos late at night when it hits me that the guy is dead and I shed a manly tear, but don't tell anyone I told you) but I have to say, I get a bit of a lump in my throat when I vote.

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