I wouldn't throw in a snarky comment about a political figure if I were talking about merging threads as a mod. As far as I am concerned, that's bad form. If I become a mod on here, I will avoid modding in the Political threads because 1) I post in them so much; and 2) I wouldn't want even the appearance of impropriety. Post what you believe all you want; I love to read people's opinions and I love to debate. Just leave out the commentary when you are warning about merges, deletes, etc.
Also, I never claimed you were a diehard Obama supporter or anything. I've just noticed that EVERYONE who has been extremely positive or negative about Palin's performance in the debate seems to have made up his or her mind about her beforehand, anyway. It reads like a lot of rah-rah, homerish propaganda. I don't support Obama or McCain, and Palin doesn't really get my blood up. Or, she doesn't get it up any more than the average small-state politician. I could be making an ill-advised assumption here, so, if I am, I apologize. How do you feel about this election?