Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Democracy means majority

An email from Fred Thompson’s campaign manager says that during today’s debate, the first one Freddy is showing up for (the topic is economic policy, be still my beating heart; I can barely wait to find out if anyone will come out in favor of cutting taxes), “Fred will look Presidential and be substantive.” Is there something wrong about a campaign that needs to insist that its candidate “looks presidential”?

Man, I am tired of debates. Pakistan has the right idea: instead of 16 presidential candidates, or however many we have these days, just one. And no vote of the actual, you know, people. Says Generalissimo Musharraf, “Democracy means majority, whether there is opposition or no opposition.” So much more succinct than the Federalist Papers.

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