Stories from September 15, 2008
The death of a postmodern novelist. Teetering Wall Street Banks. A hurricane wreaking havoc in Texas. Yet, the Jewish blogger PatriotMissive points out that the top five stories E-mailed from the New York Times this weekend are either accounts about Sarah Palin (who earns the top spots) or her running mate, John McCain. Is America â€” and the rest of the world â€” going election mad? Inquiring minds want know.
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record â€“ raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.
Sarah Palinâ€™s main man, Todd Palin, may be subpoenaed to speak about the firing of Alaskaâ€™s public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan. According to recent reports, Monegan believes his release was brought upon him because of his refusal to fire trooper Mike Wooten, Palinâ€™s former brother-in-law. World bloggers used the weekend to soak in the news and write their thoughts.
Congolese bloggers Musengeshi Katata and Shaka Bantou have been closely following the American Democratic and Republican conventions at Forum Realisance. Both are staunch supporters of Obama and sharp critics of the Republican Party. Like many around the world, bloggers in Congo and across Africa have been following this American election with the belief that its outcome is incredibly important not only for America, but for the world.