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Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

Seriously?
 
 
Why are they conducting polls on this?  Were the pollsters bored or something and just decided to start making up random questions for fun?  I am a HUGE animal lover, but whether or not the candidate owns a pet has no bearing on my choice for President.
 
On a side note, I think Obama should adopt a dog from an animal shelter for his girls when the election is over.  Save a life by rescuing a homeless pet!

And finally, just because I like to relate everything back to The West Wing:

From "The Leadership Breakfast"

JOSH
[picks up the phone] 
I want to tack on a question, okay? "Would you object?.." 
"Would you have?.." "Yes or no would you have an objection if..." 
[to Sam, closing the mouthpiece]
What should the question be?

SAM
"If the White House would move the Press Corps to Trenton, New Jersey,
would you give a flying...?"

JOSH
Okay. 
[into the phone] 
"Would you object to the White House moving the Press
Room out of the West Wing and into a facility across the street?" 
Read it back.

Many thanks to
The West Wing Transcripts for the quote!

Comments

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flippet
Jul. 9th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Oy--no kidding, someone had way too much time on their hands.

Although...maybe those who don't have pets are too busy getting out and getting things accomplished? And they aren't foisting off the care of a poor animal onto some other person while they do it.

Spin, spin, spin. :-)


In other news, I *adore* your icon. I can't think what ep it's from, though--do you know?
13_pines
Jul. 9th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
I don't actually. I should have asked indigo_inferno where it came from in the comment I left when I first snagged the icon. I wish I knew because now it's bugging me. I'm thinking it is probably from season 5 because his hair looks really short and he's brooding...I always think of season 5 as the BroodyJosh season.

I like yours too! I actually have that pic of Jimmy Smits and Obama saved on my computer somewhere. Barack Obama as the inspiration for Matt Santos...how crazy is that?!
flippet
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Barack Obama as the inspiration for Matt Santos...how crazy is that?!

I know, right? WW was always so prescient, even after Sorkin left. In some ways, it's like they were almost making the news, instead of just using it. So yeah, they based Santos on Obama...but the places they took Santos are the places Obama's going. Who knew?

I'm thinking it is probably from season 5 because his hair looks really short and he's brooding...I always think of season 5 as the BroodyJosh season.

Heh, yeah, definitely. It probably is 5--that's the season I've really only seen once. But now that's gonna bug me! Ah well, that's what DVDs are for, right? Well, that and the WW screencaps site.

I just want to nibble on his ear. Arrumfh! ;-)
13_pines
Jul. 15th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
It's days later and you may not care anymore, but I found the episode! The icon is from 5.06, Disaster Relief (about 20 minutes in, first scene of Act 2).

It probably would have been easier just to ask the creator where it came from, but I'll use any excuse to break out the DVDs!
flippet
Jul. 16th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Hee! That's awesome. You've got some "focus", there! :-)

I need to watch some S5 again anyway, before they take away my WW card, you know? Might as well start there!

Or Constituency of One. I do like that one (Brad's performance just makes me hurt, there). Or The Supremes....Deborah Cahn's got the Sorkin mojo.....

Hm. I may be a while! WW marathon, here I come......
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