Sunday, October 10, 2004

Weekend news: Afghanistan, Australia, Kerry and baseball

Four events of interest from the weekend:
  • Democracy poked through in Afghanistan.
  • Australian election results were better than expected for the Bush-supporting incumbents. Does this portend good results for Bush? Are people more willing to vote for Bush in the voting booth than they are to tell a pollster of their support for the President?
  • Bloggers found a speech Kerry gave on the Senate floor in October 2002 criticizing Bush for waiting too long after 9/11 to address the "real and grave threat" emerging in Iraq. Kerry's latest accusations that Bush "took his eye off" Bin Laden in order to address Iraq seem fairly disingenuous. Will anyone notice?
  • The greatest rivalry in sports will see another round.