· September, 2008

Stories South Asia from September, 2008

Tina Fey Reloads

Following popular demand, Tina Fey is back as Sarah Palin. After an internationally appraised impersonation of Gov. Sarah Palin in her first Saturday Night Live sketch as a “spot on” act, Tina Fey is reenacting Gov. Palin’s interview with CBS host Katie Couric. Although the first sketch did receive a certain disapproval, Fey’s audience was demanding an encore.

Global: Let the financial sector eat cake?

In Japan, people have seen the election of four Prime Ministers in the past two years. The process has been described as “remarkably well-governed” because the professionalism of the so-called professional class, the bureaucrats who actually run the country. What would people say about the United States? Have the regulators, these so-called professional bureaucrats who work above the political fray handled the economy better than the political class?

Around the World, Bloggers React to Debate

Bloggers around the world are weighing in with their opinions over last night's Presidential debate which left many pundits scratching their heads and American voters hoping for more. How did Senators Barack Obama and John McCain score with international bloggers? Ari Herzog finds out.

Global: Early reviews on John McCain's acceptance speech

“Fight for what's right for our country. Fight for the ideals and character of a free people. Fight for our children's future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all. Stand up to defend our country from its enemies. Stand up for each other; for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America,” that’s how John McCain basically wrapped up his acceptance speech for the Republican Nomination to run for President of the United States. So, how did he do? Bloggers and Twitterers from around the world took their first cracks at the newly minted Republican candidate as he received his time in the limelight.

Global: Palin Brings Down the House

Love her or hate her, international bloggers say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin brought the house down when she addressed the Republican National Convention, in Saint Paul, Minneapolis. Some even see her as a president one day. Following is a mixed bag of reactions from all four corners of the globe.

The Asian American Vote: Is it Swinging Left or Right?

They only make up about 5 per cent of the U.S. population but their vote still matters. And, the two main presidential candidates see this and are fighting for those votes. And both candidates still have a large group of Asian supporters – whether the majority it swinging left or right will soon be determined, writes Hoa Quach.