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Friday, May 05, 2006


Revenge of the Nerds: Al vs Newt

posted by Aziz P. at Friday, May 05, 2006 permalink View blog reactions
yeah it will never happen, but a Gore vs Gingrich run in 08 would just be so much fun for a change.

Policy wonkery up the wazoo... substantive issues, monotones and earth tones. I mean it would be the ultimate geek fest.

Imagine the televised debates. Charts and powerpoint slides! laser pointers! pocket protectors! Where is our technoracy that was prophesized?

seriously, Newt vs Al. It's just too good. It has to happen. Is already taken?


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