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November 4, 2008 12:06 AM   Subscribe

There hasn't been much coverage about this in the major media, so you probably aren't aware that there is a presidential election today. After two terms, the current president cannot seek reelection. The next president could be a military man or an attorney. There could also be changes in the Senate. All of this means a lot for the country's relations with other countries, its independence from foreign energy sources, and for the future, in general, of this great country.
posted by twoleftfeet (41 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I say it once more...

VOTE LANDO/CHEWBACCA 08
posted by Senor Cardgage at 12:09 AM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


ARE WE THERE YET?





almost?
posted by louche mustachio at 12:15 AM on November 4, 2008


anyone got the most recent polls? If Obama's leading by less than 5% the election could still be stolen.
posted by Pseudology at 12:17 AM on November 4, 2008


There's an election soon? Do tell.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 12:17 AM on November 4, 2008


*shamefully admits he didn't read the link before posting*
posted by Pseudology at 12:20 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


we knew you didn't before you admitted it.
posted by bonefish at 12:25 AM on November 4, 2008 [5 favorites]


We good citizens of Palau are disheartened by the obsessive self-focus of some other countries.

Go Toribiong!
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:30 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I see what you did there! Good luck Palau.

I considered making a post about landslides in places like Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Nevada, Colorado, etc., but then decided that landslides, while an underappreciated geological phenomenon, probably wouldn't go over big on Mefi.

Of course, I could be proven wrong sometime later today.
posted by empyrean at 12:32 AM on November 4, 2008


so you probably aren't aware

this is somewhat akin to a simpsons-joke circa season thirteen that thinks it's as in the same league as a simpsons-joke from season three.
posted by krautland at 12:45 AM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Obligatory link to official MeFi Election thread as per the sidebar.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:09 AM on November 4, 2008


Christ, not another Chin/Toribiong thread.
posted by No-sword at 1:24 AM on November 4, 2008 [15 favorites]


Joey, this post isn't about the US election. It's about the election in Palau. It's a gotcha post. It got me too.
posted by marsha56 at 1:50 AM on November 4, 2008


I can't believe Chin's running mate claimed foreign policy credentials based on being able to see Helen Reef from the poop-deck of his catamaran.
posted by Abiezer at 1:56 AM on November 4, 2008 [7 favorites]


"Polycarp Basilius" is the best name I've ever heard, and Tommy Remengesau is rather photogenic

And that's all I know of the politics of Palau

Go whoever won't fuck up Palau on purpose!
posted by jtron at 2:21 AM on November 4, 2008


I once smoked some weed from Palau before playing a show in an art gallery on Guam. Later that evening, I got a hug from a Chuukese cop after watching fireworks underwater.

True story.
posted by Pecinpah at 2:36 AM on November 4, 2008


Well played sir/madam, well played. :-)

I clicked the CIA link first. Fell for it. :-|
posted by the cydonian at 2:53 AM on November 4, 2008


Voted. Second in my district. Already a large line.

It felt damn good. Not that I have to really convince MeFites, but if you're able to... go vote! Now.
posted by defenestration at 3:36 AM on November 4, 2008


BTW, clever post. Hah.
posted by defenestration at 3:36 AM on November 4, 2008


Well played indeed. Nice one, twoleftfeet!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:45 AM on November 4, 2008


Awesome post. Have you been holding this in reserve for weeks, or did it just come to you recently?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:46 AM on November 4, 2008


Have you been holding this in reserve for weeks, or did it just come to you recently?

I'm worried now that I'll make the same post every four years.

By the way, GO AND VOTE!

The future of Palau depends on it.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:50 AM on November 4, 2008


Wow, a gotcha post where we think the FPP is about the Presidential Election but it's really about some other election. Never seen that before.
posted by crossoverman at 3:50 AM on November 4, 2008


RUN PALAU 08
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:55 AM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Hey, it fooled some of us... it's early. ;o

GOTV, Palau!
posted by defenestration at 3:56 AM on November 4, 2008


Voted. Second in my district. Already a large line.

Didn't you lose district status back in 94? And how many people can there possibly be in that line?
posted by gman at 4:09 AM on November 4, 2008


Thought this was going to be about Glenrothes.
posted by the cuban at 4:18 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


U.S. election is over anyway. Obama beat McCain by a count of 15 to 6 in Dixville Notch.
posted by gman at 4:18 AM on November 4, 2008


I think I heard something about that. Is it today?
posted by BlueMetal at 5:56 AM on November 4, 2008


Which one of them is Palauing around with terrorists?
posted by cortex at 6:21 AM on November 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


I dunno, cortex, but there's five more acres in the lower 40 I got to Palau.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:33 AM on November 4, 2008


Harrison Ford / Samuel Jackson 2012!
posted by Balisong at 6:46 AM on November 4, 2008


Nice post; besides the cleverness, I actually learned some stuff about Palau, so thanks.
posted by languagehat at 6:52 AM on November 4, 2008


This was a great post. Thanks a bunch!
posted by solipsophistocracy at 7:27 AM on November 4, 2008


forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals - wow!
posted by Smedleyman at 7:42 AM on November 4, 2008


Palau? Didn't Tom the firefighter win that one?
posted by mkultra at 7:51 AM on November 4, 2008


Bravo.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 8:08 AM on November 4, 2008


Thanks for this.
posted by GuyZero at 10:44 AM on November 4, 2008


Crazy foreigners!
posted by mazola at 1:14 PM on November 4, 2008


Not only are we going to Kayangel… we're going to Aimeliik and Ngiwal and Airai and Ngarchelong, and we're going to Ngaremlengui and Ngardmau and Ngatpang. And we're going to Ngaraard and Ngchesar and Ngiwal and Angaur. We're going to Koror and Peleliu and Chelbacheb and Hatohobei and Sonsorol. And then we're going to Melekeok! To take back the Presidential Capitol! CHOOOOOCHOOOOOIIIIII!
posted by designbot at 2:30 PM on November 4, 2008


I think most of us at MetaFilter were happy to hear that Toribiong won!

TORIBIONG! TORIBIONG! TORIBIONG!
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:17 PM on November 6, 2008


But in the excitement over Toribiong, let's not lose sight of the other results. I think Sweeney Ongidobel's win in Ngeremlengui State may turn out to be a portent for the future.
posted by languagehat at 4:39 AM on November 7, 2008


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