[IWE] "It would shut down the race for a week!"

Ashton Brown iwe@warhead.org.uk
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 16:59:06 -0700

D. Scott Katzer wrote:
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4837644.ece 
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> In an election campaign notable for its surprises, Sarah Palin, the 
> Republican vice- presidential candidate, may be about to spring a new 
> one — the wedding of her pregnant teenage daughter to her 
> ice-hockey-playing fiancé before the November 4 election.
> Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there 
> will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between 
> Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of 
> her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would 
> have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It 
> would shut down the race for a week.”
> There is already some urgency to the wedding as Bristol, who is six 
> months pregnant, may not want to walk down the aisle too close to her 
> date of delivery. She turns 18 on October 18, a respectable age for a 
> bride — and the same age as Barack Obama’s pregnant mother when she 
> married his Kenyan father. The Democrat has already declared Bristol’s 
> private life off-limits as far as his campaign is concerned.
> [...]
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> I can see it now...  :-/
> Cheers,
> Scott.

Any amateur psychologists out there? (Are we not all?)

Have been mining the replies to various of the Gotcha Questions, past 
several days. 
HOW the presented material is er, digested often gives better 
clue-integration? than the author's emphases, IME. 
(Replies for this Timesonline/uk item are miles above the vacuous, 
oft-juvenile nonsense on many local outlets -- this, even though a 
preponderance of posters is from US.)

So.. anybody else been reading unvarnished vox populi?
Sampling every 10 pp on the absurdly long lists -- is one way.  I've 
read several lists, complete. Ex:

Three days worth on this item's replies, 

/Bush scrambles to save $700B bailout plan/  is one via which a Gaussian 
might be got.  SFGate is hardly a l33T hangout, but then.. there's at 
least one Orionxx. The usual childish crap interspersed with non-Econ 
and a smattering of the less-dumb variety; still: a Rorschach. There's 
even a bit of (historical perspective) eloquence to be found amidst the 

Clearly, any small conception of the necessity [!?!] of Some Stopgap | 
Panic Breaker: is subsumed amidst the expected, deserved wrath over the 
likelihood that many of the intertwined GreedHeads shall be saved from 
their Just Desserts: ruination.  That the Irascible Ones may, via this 
mindset be torpedoing their very own best interests -- appears to remain 
a subtlety just out of grasping;  no surprise there.

Drill Baby Drill / Burn Baby Burn - take yer pick.
We'll go out (or not) with Stupid Slogans, leaving any eloquence about 
the banality, to the historians. Or versa vice.
Shotgun Weddings for Pure political Theatre: what could be a more pukka 
Repo/Rove MO?  McC is more Tricky Dick shameless than /Tricky Dick/ -- 
shorter fuse, too: imagine this sucker with the Bagman's Codes.

May we get out of this-all without buckets-o'-blood.