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RESULT!: Obama's had his chips as McCain takes lead.

Byline: DEREK McGOVERN

BOOKIES reckon that by this time next week John McCain could be installed as favourite to win the US presidential election.

Sarah Palin has been getting briefed on what she needs to know to be McCain's vice president. The first thing they taught her was CPR.

Palin has revealed she is a creationist (someone who believes God, rather than the Big Bang, made the world), but I don't see what's so shocking about that.

Name me a woman who doesn't enjoy creating.

McCain's odds are getting even shorter than his breath and bookies are putting it down to Barack Obama's "pig-gate" gaffe last week. In a comment many believe was aimed at Palin, the Illinois senator said: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

McCain has shortened to 11-10 from 5-4, with Obama out to 4-6 from 4-7. "The momentum is with McCain who could easily be favourite by this time next week," said a Hills spokesman.

McCain and Palin are the perfect partnership. She's pro-life, he's clinging to life.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY JOHN SHAW

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 16, 2008
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