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So what’s it all about?

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Unsurprisingly, I will post about topics that interest me. This is likely to include politics, role-playing, rugby, and my latest travels.

In today’s news, John McCain seems to have a significant post-convention “bounce” in the polls with USA Today/Gallup giving him a 10% advantage amongst likely voters.  If he can sustain this, then the Republicans will get a very surprising third term.  I doubt it will be sustained – the negatives against the Republicans are too great and are likely to weigh on McCain’s popularity again once the furore over Sarah Palin dies down.

Incidentally, the rumour in the blogosphere right now is that Palin is a “young earth” creationist (i.e. believes the world is only 6,000 years old!).  Scary if true, but the evidence is scant and unlikely to be clarified.  Here is one example, though it omits any discussion of the doctrine of the church she attends (The Wasilla Assembly of God).  Here is another from the partisan DailyKOS.