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December 07, 2013 8:47 AM Word Association

By Martin Longman

Let’s play a game. I’ll name a year, and you name the first two ideas/concepts that come into your head. Are you ready? Here we go…

2000- 1. Butterfly ballot, 2. hanging chad
2001- 1. 9/11, 2. shark attacks
2002- 1. Color-coded terror charts, duct tape
2003- 1. Invasion of Iraq, 2. Valerie Plame
2004- 1. Abu Ghraib, 2. John Kerry
2005- 1. Beginning my blog, 2. Meeting my wife.
2006- 1. The Yearly Kos conference in Las Vegas, 2. Winning the midterms
2007- 1. Barack Obama, 2. introduction of iPhone
2008- 1. Collateralized debt obligations 2. Sarah Palin
2009- 1. First black president, 2. rise of the Tea Party
2010- 1. Birth of my son 2. Affordable Care Act
2011- 1. Arab Spring 2. Death of Osama bin-Laden
2012- 1. Republican primary fiasco 2. the 47%
2013- 1. George Zimmerman acquittal, 2. government shutdown.

I’m sure your associations are different from mine.

Martin Longman is the Web Editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune. He has worked as a community organizer for ACORN/Project Vote and as a political consultant for Democracy for America.

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