I’m the first to admit that voting in today’s election has me feeling like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.

Our Democratic candidate for governor, Tim Kaine, is a lightweight but Republican Jerry Kilgore is a pit viper whose negative, lies-filled campaign pushed mud-slinging to new lows in Virginia politics.

The 24 years I spent in Washington and 40-plus years covering politics leaves me with an outright hatred of negative campaigns and no side in this year’s race has taken the high road.

So I will do what I usually do on Election Day – go into the polling booth and vote for the candidates that I find least offensive.

Hell of a way to decide who represents us in government.