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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Last minute election round-up

Here is an article about how the government will not allow monitors of any kind in our election. And another about how some Egyptians can't imagine Life without Mubarak. It has some pathetic quotes too: While some Egyptians see Mubarak's 24 years in power as justification for change, for others it is a good enough reason alone to vote for him in the country's first presidential election on Wednesday. "It would be difficult for somebody else. He won't understand the people, how things work," said Saeed."Where's their experience?" he asked of the nine politicians challenging Mubarak in the elections. "We know him and he knows us," said Ibrahim Aziz, agreeing with Saeed that challengers including liberal politician Ayman Nour, 40, could not possibly measure up to the 77-year-old Mubarak, who is widely expected to win the election. Both said they would vote for Mubarak. "He took power 10 days after I was born," Ahmed Abdel Rabo, 24, said. "I'm a good omen for him and he's a good omen for me. It's enough that we haven't had a war during his presidency." Must... not... strangle!

3 Comments:

At 9/06/2005 03:39:00 PM, Blogger R said...

Sam..
How much will Mubarak score tomorrow?
Do you wanna take my poll?

I'm curious to know who will predict the closest percentage...

 
At 9/06/2005 07:34:00 PM, Anonymous Greg from Lawrenceville said...

Regarding those quotes....

It just goes to show that you can find idiots in every country in every walk of life. We all know how the media can always find someone to say what they want them to say.

I'm curious to know, Sandmonkey (or other Egyptian readers), given the widespread reporting in the media that Mubarak will win by a landslide, and some of these ridiculous quotes, what percentage of Egypt would you guess would actually vote for Mubarak in a true fair election? Just wondering.... It's so hard to read between the lines of the MSM, especially when you're not there. Even with informative bloggers such as yourself.

Keep up the great work!

 
At 9/06/2005 08:41:00 PM, Blogger newc said...

Do you know what was this? If anything?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/07/international/africa/07egypt.html?hp&ex=1126065600&en=293a1f1fb132348a&ei=5094&partner=homepage

You are a fine young man. Any parent would be proud of you no matter what.

 

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