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2003-09-19 20:51:14.178192+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

After reading Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential[Wiki], I've become a little more interested in the mechanics of elections. I'd like to be a little more conscious of the maneuvering as each candidate decides they can exchange the votes of one state for another, watching the strategies as much as the alleged platforms (which we all know will get sold out as soon as it's expedient). With that in mind, watching Wesley K. Clark join the election is kinda fun. The first thing we notice is the pull quote from his candidacy announcement speech on the front page:

"We're firm in our content...
Firm in our purposes...
We're underway and
moving forward...
Get Ready. We're Moving Out!!!!"

Terry Pratchett[Wiki] has observed that "Multiple exclamation marks [...] are a sure sign of a diseased mind" (Eric), and that the number of exclamation marks used was a good gauge of sanity (Maskerade).

In the incidents I'm sure you'll hear lots of sides about, Stryker runs down the standoff between Clark and the Russians at Pristina Airport.

And it's a good time to introduce Value Judgement for coverage of "Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections".

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