Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Odds on Obama

Evens
He does something really dumb within two weeks.

11-8
Over the next three months it becomes apparent he is as crap as all the other politicians.

2-1
Within four years it becomes painfully obvious that despite all his good intentions, he is as unable to cut through the crap as anyone else has ever been.

5-1
His ratings drop dramatically in the first year as all the hyped up people realise he is full of shit too.

10-1
Sends US troops into action in another country within 12 months.

25-1
Gets out of Iraq within the next 14 months.

50-1
Sees sense and pulls out of Afghanistan.

100-1
Reins in the Israelis and actually makes some progress on improving Palestinian rights.

1000-1
He actually is as good as he seems.

11 comments:

  1. 250-1 calls Hillary Clinton a "honky bitch" on live television.

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  2. 3-1 shares breakfast with David Cameron, both in their dressing gowns in 2010.

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  3. 1-1 is better than any neoconservative

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  4. What are the odds that he will close down Guantanamo Bay within a year and admit it was a disastrous and tragic violation of human rights which the US should be deeply ashamed of?

    What are the odds that he will publicly state before 2010 that god (with a capital G) is on his side?

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  5. I wouldn't bet on him calling Hilary Clinton a honky bitch on live Tv - but I would pay good money to see it!

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  6. tsk, cynic :p

    Where's the hope and the romance eh?

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    Fine, I'll go back to deluding myself on my own. tum te tum :)

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  7. I beg to differ.
    He is the genuine article...
    where is your suspension of disbelief?

    Odds of him being worse than the previous asshat cowboy..
    infrickingcalculable.

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  8. He's a politician, which by virtue of that title means he's going to disappoint and lie.

    I think Comedy Central got it right here.

    http://pamela-troeppl.blogspot.com/2009/01/hope-day-one.html

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  9. Vicus - I'll have a tenner on that

    Geoff - Ugh, sort of silky paisley ones I bet!!!!

    Isarna - You are quite right there. I am hoping!!!

    Shell - I completely agree with your sentiments here. I heard some Americans getting all uptight because people around the world 'didn't respect' their country - what do they expect!!!!

    Fathorse - Now I feel guilty for not being 'full of hope'. It's just age Fat, it's got to me!

    Donn - I really hope, but I guess we Brits will never recover from Bliar rubbing our noses in it so soon after making us think he was the 'special' one.

    Pamela - I'd love to think it could be different - but I look back in history and that doesn't exactly fill me with hope.

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  10. At least he's nice to look ........ definitely better eye candy than his predecessor!

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  11. I need to say that I was not, even for one minute, made to think that Blair was special. Labour died finally when they kicked Michael Foot out for wearing the wrong coat.

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