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Nostradamus sees W coming?

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 100 16:18:36 -0800
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Subject: Nostradamus sees W coming?

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An e-mail [message] currently making its way around the Web claims that
the 16th century French "seer" penned this little stanza in 1555.

	Come the millennium, month twelve,
	In the home of greatest power,
	The village idiot will come forth
	To be acclaimed the leader.

Partisan smack?  Yes.  But Nostradamus?  A quick scan of Nostradamus'
prophecies online shows that this little ditty is bogus -- though a loose
interpretation of the N-man's notoriously cryptic prose has some believers
claiming Nostradamus did indeed predict the rise of President-elect W. and
some of the electoral madness that ensued in Florida.

	The following year revealed by a flood,
	Two leaders elected, the first will not hold on
	For one of them refuge in fleeing shadows,
	The victim plundered who maintained the first.

Of course, some Democrats prefer this selection to show that perhaps the
Frenchman did indeed foresee the Bush victory:

	To an old leader will be born an idiot heir,
	weak both in knowledge and in war."

-- Anthony York [Salon, 10:15 a.m. PST, Dec. 18, 2000]

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