Local lads

My father – presently in Malaysia – emails an observation about the US Presidential race.

This must be the very first US election where the candidates of both major political parties each spent some years living in Southeast Asia, our near neighborhood. Neither resided in really salubrious surrounds (Hanoi Hilton cf. urban Jakarta), though I suspect Obama has rather happier memories of local hospitality!

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2 Responses to Local lads

  1. Peter says:

    And, after two baby-boomer Presidents, US primary voters have opted for a candidate from the generation before the boomers and one from the generation after. It seems that no previous election has had such an age difference between the two main candidates.

  2. Graham Bell says:

    Astute observation from your father.

    Will make a nice change from the ritualized ignorance of Bush and his fellow culprits.

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