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Someone beat me to it..
And did it in a ravishing British accent.

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Metaphorically speaking.
As far as I know…
KABUL (AP) – Fraud investigators threw out hundreds of thousands of votes for President Hamid Karzai in the country’s disputed August election, according to a report released Monday. The findings set the stage for a runoff between him and his top challenger.

It was unclear, however, whether the Independent Election Commission would accept the findings of the U.N.-backed fraud panel –isn’t that a contradiction in terms? and announce a runoff. Karzai’s spokesman said it was too soon to make a judgment based on the figures released by the panel. –Of course it is, that would be silly!

For those of you who don’t follow Afghan politics, here’s a bit of info on Dr. Abdullah. 

Already well known among most Afghans, Dr. Abdullah*, 48, an ophthalmologist, has a background that includes years of resistance to Soviet and Taliban rule as well as a crucial role in the formation of the new democratic government after the American intervention. *Campaign website

He strikes all the right notes about a de-centralized federal government and stronger representation of the people, but his unfortunate use of “Hope and Change” sure does send a shiver down my spine.

From his campaign website:

I’m asking you to believe not only in my ability to bring about necessary change and hope in our beloved country, Afghanistan, but I’m also asking you to believe in your own potential to change the course of our history.” Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We C—Oops, sorry. I blacked out there for a second.

Lessee, vote for the karacul-wearing used car salesman wallowing in cronyism and vote fraud…or the Afghan Obama sound-alike. *drums fingers*….. Good luck with that, guys! And gals..

Normally, I’d have more sympathy, but we have problems of our own to deal with.

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It’s on too tight.

On a separate note, thank God for our honorable men and women in uniform. 

READY TO REVOLT: Oath Keepers pledges to prevent dictatorship in United States  
Group asks police and military to lay down arms in response to orders deemed unlawful

AKA, “The only thing standing between us and Obama’s Civilian Defense Force”. 

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