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November 28, 2007

And from numerology to astrology. What's your sign and what does it mean for Peru NAFTA?

The Washington Post actually has a useful resource! A congressional vote breakdown by astrological sign! Who knew?

Here's the Peru NAFTA expansion breakdown:

Astrological signYesNoNot Voting
Aquarius28 8 1
Aries19 10 1
Cancer30 17 2
Capricorn23 10 0
Gemini38 10 3
Leo21 14 1
Libra25 12 2
Pisces13 10 0
Sagittarius22 6 3
Scorpio20 12 1
Taurus15 11 0
Virgo31 12 2
Total285 132 16

So with some very sophisticated calculations (ignored non-votes, found percentage per sign opposing), it looks like Pisces are the most fair trade inclined with 43% of Pisces voting against the Peru NAFTA expansion.

This is not surprising since according to AstrologyZone.com, Pisces "urge to relieve suffering in others is as strong as the life force and it is the single most important element of her nature to understand."

And which sign are the biggest NAFTA supporters? Gemini has it with only 20% of Gemini House members opposing the Peru deal.

Also not surprising. According to Astrology-Online.com, Gemini "is dual-natured, elusive, complex and contradictory. On the one hand it produces the virtue of versatility, and on the other the vices of two-facedness and flightiness." This about sums it up. Many of those who voted for the Peru NAFTA expansion did so despite earlier statements condemning the overreaching investor protections, NAFTA's agricultural rules and other NAFTA provisions that appear exactly as they did in NAFTA in the Peru agreement.

So in the future, when we ask what your sign is, what we mean is are you more likely a NAFTA supporter or a fair trader?

NOTE: Senate tally not yet in. Will of course revise this important report after the Senate vote, which is likely to happen the second week of December.

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