obama.jpg Today’s the day — the campaign is finally done, and we’re all just waiting to see what will happen while you sip your free Starbuck’s coffee. I have to say, I think we will miss the SNL intros that have been so good lately. While the world is watching you, it might be worth taking a few minutes to watch a couple of brief videos to prime your thinking about voting today. After all, if you aren’t doing it to participate in democracy and honour the political process, certainly you’d do it for a free cup of Starbuck’s Joe, wouldn’t you? (I hear it isn’t really poured by “Joe the Plumber”.) So Consider these:

McCain & Fey:

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Palin & two Montreal comedians:

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Now, we all know that Bob Hyatt has been concerned about the portrayal of Barack Obama as a messianic figure, but really… what if Bob forgets to vote?

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(It’s all in good fun, Bob.) Seriously, the world is watching to see what will happen at the end of the day. Or how the courts will rule tomorrow, whichever — but somehow I don’t think it’s going to be that close. Hey, I just had an idea — maybe if Starbuck’s gave a free cup of coffee to every Iraqi that voted, they’d want American-style democracy too, and it wouldn’t have to be forced upon them. That’d sure get the troops home faster, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t it? (Methinks that some countries like to spread their democracy but need to be bribed to vote, while others cherish their vote and risk physical injury to cast a ballot. But that’s a whole other rant.)

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