North America 27 October 2008 The village voice In the US to experience the crucial presidential elections, Jonn Elledge eavesdrops a conversation i Print HTML 'So Sarah's now saying she wants to fund scientific research that'll benefit kids. But-' 'Who's Sarah?' 'Sarah Palin.' 'What, you're calling her Sarah now?' 'Listen. She said she wants to fund research on autism, and stuff like that. But she says she doesn't want to fund research on fruit flies like they do in France ... I mean, what's that about? Oh we're gonna fund research but not fruit fly research?' 'Well... I guess she's just not very smart...' › New York City welcome Jonn Elledge is the editor of the New Statesman's sister site CityMetric. He is on Twitter, far too much, as @JonnElledge. Subscribe More Related articles 5 times Hillary Clinton completely owned Donald Trump US presidential debate: Hillary Clinton might have triumphed over Donald Trump but the outcome is far from certain Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump: do presidential debates influence the election result?