Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday.
1) What's Palin's shoes got to do with it?
In a remarkable post, Moroccan blogger Ibn Kafka delves into the way in which journalists are fetishizing Sarah Palin. Sharing the multitude of photographs taken of Palin's sky-high heels, the blogger remarks on the lack of photography featuring Joe Biden's feet, and says:
Ah, mince, jâ€™oubliais: en cherchant sur le site â€œphoto on Yahoo newsâ€œ, je nâ€™ai rien trouvÃ©. Etonnant, non?
2) You can't avoid Arabs
Jordanian blogger Hareega, appalled at John McCain's reaction to hearing Barack Obama called “an Arab” in a town hall forum, reminds us that America would not be what it is without Arabs:
To any American who doesn't trust Arabs, stop sending your kids to US universities because these elitist institutions are filled with well-educated Arab professors. Stop bragging about going to the moon because NASA has plenty of Arab scientists and if you get sick think twice before stopping at any emergency room because there are many many Arab doctors in almost every hospital in the United States. Well maybe not all hospitals, just the good ones. They should stop watching press conferences by the US presidents because Helen Thomas, one of the most famous journalists in US history and an Arab, may jump in with an embarrassing question. They should listening to the America top 40 because it was founded by an Arab.
3) Why I love Obama
Our third and final post for the day comes from Filipina blogger Astigirl, explains her passion for Barack Obama:
Itâ€™s such an optimistic time. Even for someone like me from the Third World Philippines. For some reason, this election is very personal to me, especially when I began reading Obamaâ€™s book â€œThe Audacity of Hopeâ€. I had become quite intrigued with the charismatic African American who was giving my girl Hillary Clinton some stiff competition and I wanted to know more. (When Hillary announced her candidacy with the now famous line, â€œIâ€™m IN to WIN!â€ I thought her nomination was in the bag.) Soon, I found out I had more in common with this man than even Hillary, whose struggle to break glass ceilings Iâ€™ve always admired and cheered on and tried to emulate. (Although I really, really think she should have left Bill; heâ€™s the one thatâ€™s bringing her down).
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I think people are just reaching to find something to like about Sarah Palin. I mean, Hilary Clinton was a fashion nightmare, so Palin is (somewhat) a breath of fresh air. Palin is taking women’s suits to a whole new level, and isn’t looking frumpy doing it.