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Heckuva job

Boss Man’s all over this one. He’s on the phone, holding the red “Classified” folder, not shooting finger-pistols at the photographer. Awesome Presidenting.

You can’t say he doesn’t learn from his mistakes. Destroy one of my cities with a hurricane while I throw a party for John McCain once, shame on you. Destroy one of my cities with a hurricane while I throw a party for John McCain twice – uh, … – you won’t get those photographs again.

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Passed Over

Hugh Atkin’s latest effort:

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Two songs today, to celebrate the shining political moments of the past week.

One for Barack:

and one for Fred Brendan:

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Point of no return

It is now too late for the Messiah to choose not to save us. Or something.

Being removed from the Christmas card list of Australia’s Greatest Blogger should be enough to ensure Tip fulfils his destiny.

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Getting to know Sarah Palin

John McCain has chosen the (allegedly) equally mavericky Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his VP candidate. Compiling the observations from around the place, this is the picture that emerges:

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OOPS

Tim Blair made sure he included the graphic of Gallup’s daily tracking poll a few days ago, and then observed:

Perhaps Obama’s characteristic humility will reverse this trend:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

Hmmm. Maybe not.

Prediction check:

Gallup Daily Tracking Poll 29 August 2008

Gallup Daily Tracking Poll 29 August 2008

Obama has clearly seen a rise in the polls since the convention began with a 4-point increase in his support (from 45% to 49%) with the margin moving eight points in his favor. Obama’s largest advantage at any point in the campaign was a 9-point lead recorded July 24-26, so as his party’s convention concludes, he is about as strongly positioned as he has been at any point this year.

I think this says a lot about the limited reliability of daily tracking polls (especially this far out from an election), but it might also say something about Timmeh’s powers of prognostication.

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FATTY!

If global warming is real, then why the bloody hell did Al Gore invent the Internet and, by implication, create Andrew Bolt and Tim Bleh’s blogs? Sure, it was good in helping us find out about George Bush’s fake turkey, but he’s his own worst enemy. And he’s soooo fat!

Good speech, though.

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