by Dina Hashem
European gambling websites Intrade and Betfair have placed their bets on Republican nominees for the 2012 election. And I say Blasphemy! How dare they cheapen our government in such a way? Gambling should be reserved for games of chance, where outcomes are decided arbitrarily and lack thoughtful deliberation and rationality. That’s nothing like American politics!
But that aside, they’ve placed a surprise bet on South Dakota Sen. John Thune. Sure, you’ve never heard of him, and he’s only polling at 2 percent, behind nominees Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. But he has the most important quality among them: "Looking presidential." And you have to admit, those other guys just don't look so much like presidents as they do like douchebags…
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Tags: Barack Obama, Gambling, Haley Barbour, John Thune, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video