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The end of civilisation as we know, it continues

As if Sarah Palin's gubernatorial farewell wasn't enough, she has now made the transition to civilian twitterato. But the scariest thing about this video, from Wednesday night's NBC Tonight Show, is not Ms Palin's tweeting, but the fact that under all that cosmetic architecture, William Shatner is 78 years old:

If I could vote, I'd vote for Obama

If the President of the United States is the "leader of the free world", then why don't the constituents of the free world get a vote?

In a nation where the electoral system is a veritable dog's breakfast, the election of a POTUS is the result of a mish-mash of (to mix animal metaphors) "first-past-the-post" systems. Which means that, unlike Australia, you can't allocate votes for your local POTUS Electoral Collegians on a preferential basis. It's all or nothing for the candidate of your choice.

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