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Tuesday, 30 November 2004

It's a boy!

I had to laugh when I discovered the phrase "pregnant chad". This isn't just a hanging chad, but an expectant chad. A chad who's carried a foetal vote in its womb for 4 years, chosen a party line, received gifts from various incumbents, been harangued by a variety of partisan peeps, and all that stuff.

I simply cannot believe that correct vote counting in America is (occasionally) based on whether a chad is hanging, fallen, pregnant, or indeed successfully chadded.

In fact, I can believe even less that the fate of a very big country in the grand scheme is based on such a thing as a chad, because where i'm from, Chad is the name often given to a F.L.K. either at birth by his parents, or in the schoolyard by his peers.

More on unbelievably dodgy election antics here and here.
Posted at 12:42 am
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