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Saturday, April 14, 2012

I'm Guessing This Isn't Over Yet

I'm jumping in between a 12th birthday party for 6 12-year-old girls and a sleepover for 3 of them to add a brief comment on today's news: a panel of judges has disqualified 10 of the candidates, including the Big Three of Khairat al-Shater, Hazem Abu Isma‘il, and ‘Omar Suleiman. They have 48 hours to appeal and all are doing so.

I'm guessing it ain't over till it's over, but it's sure an entertaining campaign. I wouldn't vote for any of the three, but I can't vote; still I think this will provoke too broad a swath of the electorate.

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