Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Hamas endorsement

So Hamas endorses Obama, which means that we need to elect McCain to thwart Hamas and stay on course in the war on terror.

Except that Hamas must know that its endorsement of Obama helps McCain, so we really have to elect Obama to thwart Hamas and change the course in the war on terror.

Except that Hamas must know that its endorsement of Obama seems transparently designed to help McCain and therefore actually helps Obama, so we really have to vote for McCain after all to thwart Hamas and stay on course in the war on terror.

Except that Hamas must know ... oh, never mind.

2 comments:

Shane C. Mason said...

Reminds me of the scene from The Princess Bride, where the dread pirate Robbins is locked in a deadly shell game...

"You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong. So, you could have put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you. So I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard which means you must have studied. And in studying, you must have learned that man is mortal so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me."

The funny thing, is that it likely has the exact same outcome: Robbins had put poison in both goblets, as he had spent years making himself immune to iocane.

Dave said...

Escape from the conundrum: ignore the 'help' and do what you were gonna do in the first place.