The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, August 26, 2005

Saluting the blue, blue and blue

Kos himself set two maps side by side. The first shows the dispersion of our casualties across a US map. The second shows that darling of the right-wing, a stark red vs. blue map of the election. The thing is, the casualties and the blue spots are pretty much the same thing.

In the interest of intellectual honesty, this is perfectly normal based on population alone-- you wouldn't see vast swathes of the nothingness out west taking heavy losses for the simple reason that there's no one there. Except for a few gullible yokels and militiamen who bought the GOP line last year. Still, it's a graphic comparison with an impact.