Gareth, No Greens Auckland Central listed on their site: http://www.greens.org.nz/people/candidates...
...yet, I guess.
Gareth - Isn't that to be confirmed following Nomination Day (14/10/08)?
Has anyone got a date for when Peter Dunne’s traditional surge in the polls is going to happen?
Are polls actually conducted in Oharia-Belmont?
If not, expect an uptick among annelids after 'common sense' arises in the leaders' debates.
What Deborah wrote...
Does the press conference run down of achievements and running down National count towards electioneering advertising..?
Hear hear: Nothing wrong with going to the rugby as princesses.
But black is hard to work for a gown without looking like your a mistress at the wife's funeral...
I think the lesson Downey Jnr has handed Russell Crowe on not taking yourself too seriously is the best gift he could be given if he's able to accept it.
As the Vice Presidental selection has minimal effect on the US election, except (marginally and hardly game changing) in their own state the real test of Palin will be in the contrast with Biden in the VP debate when more viewers will have tuned into the contest.
So long as Biden doesn't appear to be attacking her but whatever policy position she's taking then I think he's likely to win that.
Oh, and also, wise call of the Repulicans curtailing much of their convention and (currently) removing the need to have a Bush or Cheney moment. Dems also for diverting their fund raising for relief.
Art ans port are both cultural activities and so bear some similarity.
Two factors to consider: the act of creation and intent.
In many sports there is limited scope for creativity. Aside from variations of regulating body function that much of an audience wouldn't noticea 200 metre race doesn't allow for diversion from type. Alternatively, rugby, although have set pieces, has great scope for creative actions in open running play.
Does the intention to create something other than crossing a notional divide, placing a ball like so and score so many points occur much in sport? And should it matter? Certainly we treat artifacts as aesthetically pleasing regardless of having no knowledge of what their makers thought they were creating.
So I think we can say Doug Howlett leap dead straight dive over opposition to place the ball precisely 1 millimetre from the sideline balletic. But jumping on a car's bonnet was a more personal expression and certainly quite a performance.
Perhaps we're nearing critical mass of all the doctor's and dentist's waiting rooms...