… wherein I cast runes and read chicken guts to tell you what will happen this November.

OK, come on, Lady Luck!

Wait … getting something…

casting the runes!

But when McCain huddled with his closest advisers at his rustic Arizona
cabin last weekend to map out his presidential campaign, virtually
every one was part of the Washington lobbying culture he has long
decried. His campaign manager, Rick Davis, co-founded a lobbying firm whose clients have included Verizon and SBC Telecommunications. His chief political adviser, Charles R. Black Jr., is chairman of one of Washington’s lobbying powerhouses, BKSH and Associates, which has represented AT&T, Alcoa, JPMorgan and U.S. Airways… Black’s
current clients include General Motors, United Technologies, JPMorgan and AT&T.

… something more…

The United Technologies Corporation made public on Sunday an unsolicited $3 billion bid for Diebold, one of the largest makers of automated teller machines and voting machines.

United Technologies, which first approached Diebold two years ago,
initially made the $3 billion offer in private on Friday. The bid is
$40 a share in cash, or a 66 percent premium over Diebold’s closing
price Friday of $24.12, United Technologies said.

The prediction writes itself, folks.

Hold on, I’m getting a message from the Land of the Dead…  It’s Josef Stalin!

“The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election.  The people who count the votes do…”