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George Clooney
Due to Ted Kennedy’s untimely passing on Tuesday, there is currently a seat open in the US Senate. Who is the best man for the job?

You guessed it, George Clooney.

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A Shippensburg University US Government and Politics class conducted a mock election today. According to Professor Smith, here is the breakdown of the votes.

John McCain

John McCain – 17 votes

Barack Obama

Barack Obama – 9 votes

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton – 2 votes

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford – 1 vote

The votes were conducted by writing the name of a candidate on the top of the index card, along with the primary reason for selecting that candidate.

“I was shocked to see Harrison Ford received a vote,” explained Professor Smith. “It really shows how out of touch some of America’s youth are with the US political climate.”

The comment accompanying the Harrison Ford vote provided a detailed explanation of how well he handled the Air Force One hijacking, and also commented on his work in Patriot Games. “I didn’t even see it, but just acting in it makes him more of an American than all of us.”

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Astrology and Politics

Election 2008

Today on Foxnews.com, there was a video with the founder of Astrologyzone.com, Susan Miller, making predictions for today’s South Carolina Democratic Primary.¬† I didn’t provide a convenient link to that site on purpose, I wouldn’t want one of you to accidentally click it and give them ad revenue.

“I’m worried about mechanical breakdowns with the equipment.”

Miller goes on to evaluate the different methods of voting and which is the most reliable – great, I’m sure your expertise on how accurate automated voting machines are compared to other systems is worth considering. Also, it’s not clich√© to predict a technical problem with voting equipment.

“I think it’s going to be so close that somebody is going to ask for a recount.”

“I think Hillary has an advantage…but I’m splitting hairs here.”

Wrong about the winner, but, thankfully, astrology did provide a good indication of how close it was. It could’ve gone either way, really.

Results

Obama – 55%
Clinton – 27%
Edwards – 18%
(cnn.com)

28% differential – that’s pretty close – definitely close enough for a recount. In fact, Edwards should probably press for one.

“This one’s going to be really tight.”

…that’s what she said.

[Author’s Note]: I wish the little guy in the middle was green instead of purple. No worries, I’ll have Photoshop before that’s necessary.

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