These ladies, employees of nearby Spa Visage, offered early voters goodies as they left the polls Friday afternoon: a bag of free spa products, a free cookie, or, for $2, a bar of soap that says "VOTE."
These gentlemen, a pair of young Republicans, tried to catch voters on their way into the polls, and convince them to vote against two amendments to the Knox County charter. The guy on the left also informed me that Barack Obama would not be eligible to serve as an FBI agent or a federal law enforcement officer because he "associates with a known terrorist." He presented this as if it were a legally operative fact.
Alleged terroristic ties notwithstanding :), I've given into Obamamania and festooned my car (seen here in downtown Knoxville, with the Sunsphere in the background) with campaign paraphernalia this week. See also here and here. There are actually a surprising number of Obama bumper stickers around town, given Knox County's strong Republicanism. Apropos of which, here's an interesting article on political diversity in Knoxville, linked by InstaPundit yesterday.
A rather amusing pro-Palin t-shirt for sale at the local GOP/McCain headquarters, showing a "pitbull with lipstick."