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John McCain wins Amman South

As in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Pew Global has asked the world's citizenry which candidate it has the greater confidence in, and McCain wins in Jordan. Obama would win everywhere else, with France and Tanzania the most enthused by the Illinois senator. That Obama would not have un flocon's chance in Hell of winning any elected office in France seems to have passed France by, but never mind....

In other findings, the French and the Japanese are the most likely to think granting the Olympics to Beijing a bad thing (55%) . Rather disgustingly, we Britons think it a good thing, by 50% to 38%. The mouth-breathing 12% presumably did not know what the question meant.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:25 pm

'cos Easyjet don't go Beijing innit.  

Anonymous verity said... 3:48 pm

Jordan's a wonderful country. Have you ever met a Jordanian who wasn't urbane and witty? And Queen Rania wears designer clothes and beautiful hairstyles and make-up. No veils for her! Also, she takes her shift driving a Red Crescent ambulance.

It's a truly lovely country.  

Anonymous nomad said... 4:59 am

I agree with Verity - Jordan is one of the best countries in the middle east to visit,live or work in. Ancient Crusader castles and wel maintained Roman ruins all over the place. The scenery of the Wadi Rum at sunset is magnificent (especially from atop a grouchy spitting camel!) and the Temple at Petra was made really famous when it was chosen as a setting for one of the Indiana Jones films. Highly recommended for a holiday rather than boring old Spain or Turkey. Go and see for yourself. Vast numbers of the very helpful and friendly natives also speak better English than your average yob (or football player) from Tottenham or NW England.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 9:36 am

completely OT - we have a little compo going that you might like to enter ...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:39 am

V, N - I would indeed wish to visit Jordan one of these days.

ND - I am mulling thereon....  

Anonymous verity said... 1:47 pm

I've been there a couple of times, once to attend a conference that was being chaired by HRH Crown Prince (as he then was) Hassan. He was the wittiest chairman you can imagine and some of his extemporaneous comments on others' comments were laugh out loud. It was the happiest conference because he kept it so light and amusing.

It was held in the Palace, and at dinner time they had the corridors lit by flaming braziers and soldiers in uniform and Arab headdress standing along those corridors at attention. I felt like an extra in The Desert Song. It was absolutely wonderful!

And the people are sophisticated and friendly. Unlike some Islamic countries, they'll strike up a conversation with you in a line at the bank - mainly along the lines of "Did you get that jacket in Amman? Could you give me the name of the boutique?"

Is there a downside? Yes, the traffic circles are like something out of Laurel and Hardy. But other than that ...  

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