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September 17th, 2012

Blue Stripes

Caitie has a sad

A strangely serious one, given my title.

the rally effect of the bin Laden death

A phrase I came across while reading about polling in the US Presidential election, and specifically Obama approval ratings. The phrase just chilled me: the horrific idea that one can measurably demonstrate a rise in approval ratings from having taken a life.

I'm not saying bin Laden wasn't a bad dude. Definitely was. Me, I'm with Gandalf on capital punishment, but I recognize other people have a different opinion.

But there's still something chilling about that phrase. Monstrous behaviour does not a non-human make.