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  •  Susan wants a Clinton-McCain ticket, but she'll (7+ / 0-)

    live with McCain-Clinton.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 12:43:52 PM PST

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    •  Ostracism: The Obama and SusanHu Story (5+ / 0-)
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      N in Seattle, dpc, blueness, Empower Ink, Shhs

      I honestly feel like Susan is now blogging in a parallel universe where we don't vote for presidents. Instead, in that universe we would vote against some sort of anti-president. The candidate we hate most we try to get people to anti-vote for, and then that person is somehow the unleader of the free world. Sort of like the ostracism elections of ancient Athens:

      Ostracism was a procedure under the Athenian democracy in which a prominent citizen could be expelled from the city-state of Athens for ten years. While some instances clearly expressed popular anger at the victim, ostracism was often used pre-emptively. It was used as a way of defusing major confrontations between rival politicians (by removing one of them from the scene), neutralizing someone thought to be a threat to the state, or exiling a potential tyrant. Crucially, ostracism had no relation to the processes of justice. There was no charge or defence, and the exile was not in fact a penalty; it was simply a command from the Athenian people that one of their number be gone for ten years.

      Read that carefully. Look at all the similarities to the backlash that was spawned when Obama became a serious threat to Inevitable Hillary. Ostracism is the (non-existent) bizarro electoral system is what Susan Hu blogs about now. And, for some reason Barack Obama is the one of our societies 300+ million who's got to go.

      (-2.75, -4.92) | 3/4: Barack Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

      by Addison on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 12:50:47 PM PST

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