When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

22 October 2005

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets...

An update to an earlier post...

Of *course* there are places on the Internets where you can make a modest (or large) wager on the Miers nomination; for unaccountable reasons, my Google-fu temporarily failed me.

Alert enrevanche reader and pal Laurie points me to Irish "futures market" (read: "casino") Intrade.com, where one can easily see the current line on Miers.

Round and round she goes.
Where she stops, nobody knows.

(They're also offering proposition bets... excuse me, "futures contracts"... on Karl Rove/Scooter Libby indictments, the putative date of Osama Bin Laden's capture, and the identity of the next Federal Reserve chairman, among other things.)

Oh yeah, y'all; I've opened an account. But since Intrade is based in Ireland, and US banks are chary of allowing you to fund offshore gambling, I'm going to have to place my opening deposit with a banker's check (!)

And over at the Politburo Diktat, the Commissar points us to the trading volume chart at Tradesports (who, incestuously enough, owns and operates InTrade), where we can see high volume, and low odds of success for the Miers nomination:

Not looking good for the home team.

Looks like the "markets" have already sussed out the situation.

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