Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hanging with Chad

news-00-5-3A few days ago, John Kerry's hopes of reaching the Oval office seemed to be falling faster than a liar's grin. Today, it seems, the outcome could hinge on just one state. Florida. Provided Kerry holds Pennsylvania, he needs Florida for victory. http://www.electoral-vote.com Voting has already started in Florida, and chaos is already unfolding. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/10022158.htm?1c. Although Florida has rid itself of chadding machinery, several other states still emloy it, including, I believe, Ohio, which has already been corrupted by media intrusion from John Bull, perched on Uncle Sam's shoulder. It looks a rosy winter for the families of lawyers across America.

Meanwhile, in Italy, controversy has been stirred by EU attempts to block the appointment of Rocco Buttiglione as EU Justice Commissioner. All was going well for Prof. Butttiglione until his preliminary interview a few weeks ago. “All are free to call me a bigot and intolerant, but I very freely define homosexual behaviours as an indicator of moral disorder,” Buttiglione opined. “The family exists in order to allow women to have children and to have the protection of a male who takes care of them. This is the traditional vision of marriage that I defend.” One can only imagine the reaction of the lefty Europeans to this kind of thing.MBakerAnd to add to the fun, the Pope stepped in with quote of the century, likening attempts to block the appoinment of Buttiglione to a "new inquisition." Now, I don't like to split hairs, JP, but do we really think you, the Pope, have chosen the best metaphor? Go on, think about it. Hosanna!234-pope


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