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  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Lima on Sunday.

    Peru Votes in Divisive Runoff for President

  • Reuters Egyptian men display their ink-stained fingertips after casting their votes for a referendum on constitutional amendments at a polling station in Cairo on Saturday.

    Jubilant Egyptians Vote in Constitutional Referendum

  • So now, the real authors of the most influential political books of the post World War II era, Sorenson and Bozell, have joined the putative authors of those books, Kennedy and Goldwater, in whatever heavenly reward awaits the ink-stained wretches of this world.

    Death of an amanuensis

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Lima on June 5, 2011.

    Humala Claims Win in Peru Presidential Race

  • Okay, so he's inexperienced, let's send that glorious ink-stained wretch Helen Thomas over there.

    Joe the Plumber

  • That Dirda lets loose in this way suggests to me that he and his fellow ink-stained wretches really do think litblogs are threatening to make them obsolete.

    Book Reviewing

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Lima on June 5, 2011.

    Humala Claims Win in Peru Presidential Race

  • The old man held a quill between ink-stained fingers, dipping it first into a little pot and then touching its tip to the sheet in front of him.

    Healing the Highlander

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Lima on Sunday.

    Peru Votes in Divisive Runoff for President

  • It's ridiculous, it's a blatant publicity stunt and it's patently unfair to ink-stained wretches everywhere, but gimmickry is what modern America thrives on and Joe will probably end up parlaying this fraud into a regular column for Time or Newsweek and his own cable talk show.

    Joe the Plumber

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