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“[…] Barack Obama isn’t only a presidential candidate — he’s a class marker, an item of conspicuous consumption.”

Kevin Williamson, National Review Online

Nowhere is this more true than in Eugene.

  1. T says:

    Tom: Sarcasm?

  2. Tom says:

    Apparently, Obama’s aunt is an illegal immigrant. That will hurt his chances on Tuesday!

  3. Vincent says:

    I can always count on Olly.

  4. Olly says:

    “Nowhere is this more true than in Eugene.”

    Also, less.

  5. Timothy says:

    Well, McCain’s pick of a vapid, creationist fool for a running mate does not do a lot to convince me that his campaign is in anyway intellectual. “ZOMG WE GIVE MONEY TO STUDY FLIES! FLIES! BAH WHAT GOOD IS THA?!?! THE FRENCH!”

    Yes, what a waste. Drosophila melanogaster only made everything we know about animal genomics possible. Only that, it’s only been an integral part of the advancement of biological science for the better part of a century. Little detail there, fucking chump.

  6. Matt Petryni says:

    Damn, thank god I finally got my Obama sticker on my Mercedes! Perhaps now my friends at the DAC will appreciate me!

    Haha kidding…

    But anyway, Williamson makes a good point: while the so-called “mob” might get a lot of media play (yeah, I must admit some fault there), there’s vast numbers of McCain supporters who are well-qualified intellectuals. Also, I personally think it’s better to vote for someone based on their own credentials and values, not those of their perceived “anti-intellectual extremists” of supporters. But obviously Applebaum can make her decision based on whatever criteria she chooses.

  7. Chris says:

    How so?

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