In a Yahoo 7 poll conducted here in Oz, 79% of nearly 8000 respondants prefer Barack Obama over John McCain as the next US President.... and the majority of callers to a Brisbane talk-back radio show think the only thing smart about Sarah Palin is her mouth... that McCain is an arrogant foul-mouthed pig with no respect for his wife/women (because of his temper, blurting out the trollop comment, calling her the C word). It's something we Aussies view very dimly... but sadly, we can not vote for the better team.
In other news, Palin's 'moose meat to Britain' export hopes have taken a serious nose dive. Apparently, the trade and foreign ministers of several Arab States, on the advice of Barack Obama, have approached Britain with a proposal to export live camel meat to make up for the shortfall in meat products caused by crazy cow syndrome.
It seems the Brits are extremely enthusiastic about the camel imports, not only because of the great boost to the meat industry, but also for the interim solution to traffic congestion, reducing greenhouse gas emmisions from cars and reducing Britain's high dependency of fossil fuels. Given that camels have been such a reliable mode of transport for centuries, the Brits believe they are the better traffic solution to moose, which are not known for their intelligence and have been known to have a death wish when, for no apparent reason, stray into the path of hunters bullets.
Furthermore, given that Brits are reknowned for their superb 'English country gardens', the live export of camels is of specific interest to horticulturalists, who believe camel manure would be more benificial to rose gardens than moose dung, which may have properties likely to attract hunters and thus gunshot damage to prized English roses.... and while Ms Palin pleaded her case, promising to alleviate the dung issue by exporting only processed moose meat, the UK Health Minister declined the offer, saying that Palin's buckshot would increase the need for dental work and thus blow the health budget.
It seems, then, the McCain/Palin rescue package for the flagging US economy has hit rock bottom, being the Japanese also rejected her 'bridge to nowhere' exports, and the better/best bet for US finances would be the Obama/Biden ticket. OK, so the camel meat exports to Britain do little for the US economy directly, but international/foreign relations are in better shape thanks to Barack Obama's suggestion to Arab States to open exports markets with the UK, a US ally.