Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I really enjoyed this

Yeah, the Newsweek Special Election Project.

This is my favourite part:

The debates unnerved both candidates. When he was preparing for them during the Democratic primaries, Obama was recorded saying, "I don't consider this to be a good format for me, which makes me more cautious. I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, 'You know, this is a stupid question, but let me...answer it.' So when Brian Williams is asking me about what's a personal thing that you've done [that's green], and I say, you know, 'Well, I planted a bunch of trees.' And he says, 'I'm talking about personal.' What I'm thinking in my head is, 'Well, the truth is, Brian, we can't solve global warming because I fucking changed light bulbs in my house. It's because of something collective'.

And oh god oh god oh god the rumours that he might appoint Robert Kennedy to head up the EPA are AWESOME. That'd be like getting our own amazing Elizabeth May (who utterly spanked all the other party leaders in the national debates) set up as Canadian Environment Minister. Imagine! A smart, qualified, articulate, proven environmental activist in charge of a national environment portfolio!

(I know, Chomsky, I know, it's still politics old-school, but for now it's all we've got.)

Incidentally, I also really enjoyed this, AND the fact that I found it by googling images for "monkeys flinging poo":


At November 06, 2008 3:42 a.m., Blogger sgazzetti said...

I think you should Google more oftener.


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