Sunday, November 02, 2008

I can't see Canada from my house

Just in case you haven't heard vice-presidential aspirant Sarah Palin's conversation with (as she thought) French president Nicholas Sarkozy, I suggest you check it out here. Try and figure out at what point Palin catches on to the prank--was it when "Sarkozy" spoke with a funny accent? When he referred to Canadian Prime Minister Stef Carse (even I know the PM is Stephen Harper)? Or was it when the caller announced that Palin had been pranked?

So is Palin prepared? Perhaps if she studies a bit, she may yet become prepared for an appearance on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. Even former Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, in a reckless moment of honesty, said Palin was unprepared for the position of vice president.

Note: I just searched for palin and "smarter than a fifth grader." Google returned about 46,100 hits.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

One reason not to vote early

...You might have reason to change your mind, like one young woman attending a McCain rally at Cedar Falls, as described by University of Northern Iowa student Lara Elborno:
I saw a couple that had been escorted out and they were confused as well, and the girl was crying, so I said ‘Why are you crying? and she said ‘I already voted for McCain, I’m a Republican, and they said we had to leave because we didn’t look right.’ They were handpicking these people and they had nothing to go off of, besides the way the people looked.
(via The Lippard Blog)

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