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November 02, 2004 || 3:10 am

This election is a page-turner, but I can't skip till the end of the book to find out what happens. All I can do is come home from work and obsessively read Wonkette, the Drudge Report, and the endlessly fascinating rising and falling links page at Technorati. Amazing how shocked the US public, and even the super-cynical and sharp bloggers are at Osama's latest press release. I'm always amazed how coherent and well-informed he is. Good joke about Sweden, too.

For me, the way he speaks about why he does what he does is so obviously close to the evangelical crusading of GWB. "Is defending oneself and punishing the aggressor in kind, objectionable terrorism? If it is such, then it is unavoidable for us." Could have come straight from a speech to the UN about pre-emptive strikes. Instead, many bloggers prefer to compare him to Michael Moore.

Meanwhile, we all watch and wait. But those bloggers who think that they change the course of history, be aware I'm the only person here who reads blogs. 90% of people and friends I talk to here in Alabama, and even many in the UK, don't even know what a blog is. So far, the democratization of politics through blogs that many bleat about is far from complete.

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