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Forget about the polls and watch the turnout, say hopeful Democrats. And could it be OSCE monitors who decide the election result?

By Tumbler   November 2004

Washington’s hottest ticket Bob “Kiss of Death” Shrum, appointed as John Kerry’s top political strategist despite having lost every presidential race he has worked on since 1972, is throwing a big party at his Washington home on 3rd November. As the polls widened, the party was widely expected to be a wake by just about everybody except Shrum’s Valkyrie-style wife Oatsie. But after Kerry trounced Bush in the first television debate, an invitation is suddenly the hottest ticket in town. Shrum, now never seen without his “lucky” purple scarf, is convinced it will be a victory celebration. Forget about the…

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