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    Mark the Ballot on Pop Issues of Today
    By Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press
    June 24, 2005

    With the mood turning nasty in Washington, it's no wonder people are tired of politics as usual. So how about politics as unusual? Forget the partisan bickering for a moment and cast your vote in these pop culture elections.

    The Greatest American
    •The ballot buzz: It's down to five nominees on the Discovery Channel special series: Benjamin Franklin, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and George Washington. The outcome could have been a lot more controversial, especially considering the 100 nominees on the original list ranged from filmmaker Michael Moore to quarterback Brett Favre. Still, we'll miss some names from the top 25 who didn't make the final cut. Oprah and Elvis? You'll always be the greatest.

    •How to vote: Go to www.discovery.com. The winner will be revealed during Sunday's live finale at 9 p.m. on Discovery.

    The Hottest U.S. Senator (slim pickins' here!)
    •The ballot buzz: A Web poll is out to determine which senator is the majority leader in the looks department. So far, the candidates are narrowed down to Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Evan Bayh of Indiana and Joe Biden of Delaware. Barack Obama of Illinois was left off the ballot because his "extreme hotness" would be an unfair advantage. Michigan's Carl Levin didn't do too shabbily. He got at least one write-in vote, plus the endorsement of irreverent Beltway blogger Wonkette.

    •How to vote: Go to www.hottestussenator.com by Monday to vote before the field is narrowed to two.

    http://www.freep.com/features/living/hinds24e_20050624.htm

    If you're interested in voting for "The Greatest American", here are the toll-free numbers:

    Lincoln 1-866-669-3118
    Reagan 1-866-669-3120
    Washington 1-866-669-3123
    Franklin 1-866-669-3110
    King, Jr. 1-866-669-3116

    The winner will be announced on the Discovery Channel at 9 p.m. tomorrow evening.
     
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    Since when should Ronald Reagan be considered among the greatest Americans? The man was a simple-minded idiot.
    I would put Kennedy on there before Reagan.
     
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    Apparently, those who voted in this poll don't agree with you. This poll was open to the public, and it began with a list of 100 people, of whom JFK was one. Every week the voters reduced the list by 25 names until they had the top five vote getters. That's the ones the Discovery Channel is asking people to vote on now to determine who wins this poll.

    Reagan was a great governor of California and a great American president, beloved by all his countrymen, except for the libs. The libs just didn't like him because he was not one of them. If he had just been a Democrat, the libs would have thought he was the greatest!
     
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    Don't know if anyone watched the Discovery Channel program on the "Greatest American" last night, but it was pretty good. Two and one-half million people cast their votes in the poll, and Ronald Reagan came out on top. The Discovery Channel had conducted similar polls in Britian, France and Canada, and they told who won those polls. Churchill in Britian, DeGaulle in France, and the man who was responsible for national health care in Canada. Tom something. Can't remember his last name.

    Here is how the top ten came out in the "Greatest American" poll:

    10. Franklin Roosevelt
    9. Oprah Winfrey
    8. Elvis Presley
    7. Bill Clinton
    6. George W. Bush
    5. Benjamin Franklin
    4. George Washington
    3. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    2. Abraham Lincoln
     

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