Friday, January 25, 2008

From the head curmudgeon at Chronicles
People who care who the next ‘American Idol’ will be or who will win ‘Dancing with the Stars’ could not be trusted to elect the board members of the Parks Department, much less the temporary dictator of an empire of 300 million people.

We Americans laugh at the people of India and Pakistan who choose party leaders on the strength of their last names, and then a significant number of us run out to vote for George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton. Benazir Bhutto may have been as crooked as Hillary Clinton, but she spoke far better English and was a fine-looking woman.

...in acting like the suspicious peasants that most of them were, Athenians showed themselves more capable of self-government than any generation born after 1860.

...anyone really thinks that Huck or Mitt really is able or willing to do any good, let me suggest that he vote for Heath Ledger. What harm can a dead foreigner actually do?

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