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Peru Shamans for Obama!

How can Obama lose with backing like this?

(Do your best to ignore the patronising voice of the Associated Press narrator – we would have used the BBC version but they disenabled embedding)

The shamans of Peru are worried. The wrong result in the US election could see more economic crisis, environmental destruciton and war and so 9 of 11 of them are rooting for Obama. With llama fetus’ and incense, they’re chasing away those evil spirits and Republican smear tactics.

Whereas the whole thing rather smarts of a publicity stunt (at least two major news agencies paid for footage and the cash goes a long way in Peru), it does put the relentless media nightmare of a US election into some perspective.

Let’s just hope Obama doesn’t forget who to thank come fireworks day.