Monday, October 6, 2008

Dances with Wolves, Pals with Terrorists, Sleeps with Secessionist(s)

Here are a few blurbs before I call it a night:

If Barack Obama "pals with terrorists," then I'm sure Sarah Palin "sleeps with a (former) secessionist." How's that for guilt by (piece of) association? How you like them "apples"? Okay, I may have gone a bit too far with the double entendre.

I vaguely remember some college psychology 101 (more like 150 or 220) that stated that negating a statement won't do much good to reverse a falsehood. In other words, if you write "John McCain was NOT involved in the Keating Five scandal" to negate the claim that "John McCain was involved in the Keating Five scandal," people will probably still believe that McCain was involved with Keating. That's why the assertions of "Barack Obama is NOT a Muslim" or "Sarah Palin is NOT baby Trig's grandmother" or "Joe Biden is NO LONGER irrelevant to the campaign" have fallen to more than a few deaf ears and blind eyes. Negative qualifiers just psychologically disappear. (But I could be wrong about this assertion of mine, as I didn't Google or Wiki this concept, only relying on my faulty memory of college book learnin'.)

Speaking of Joe Biden, he suspended his role in the campaign for legitimate reasons, to deal with the passing of his mother-in-law. Condolences to Joe's family, and we can't wait for Joe to return and further cement his relevancy to the campaign.

The voter registration deadline for a few states was last Saturday, and another deadline for a few more states is this Tuesday. So register to vote. You probably know my bias (biases), but don't let me or anyone else tell you for whom to vote. If you want to know the registration deadline for your state, please fast forward to 5:18 in this Colbert Report video clip:

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