One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Books to warm the political soul
So many books so little time. Here are a few books that perfectly capture the flavour and passion that American Politics engenders. I enjoyed them. I hope you do too.
- Democracy in America: Everything you need to know about how little everything has changed.
- Primary Colors: Insights into a “fictional” Democratic Primary and the treasures therein.
- Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime: Melodrama, soap opera, tele-novella. Reality, once again, trumps fiction.
- Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72: Gonzo peels the flesh off the bones.
Continuing with my theme of being so far behind the curve that I don’t even realise that I’m on a curve, it was with great sadness that I learnt that Alvin Greene, hero of the South Carolina Democratic Party, is no longer running for President this year. Click on his picture to hear the sad sad news that he revealed, er, last year.
What the Republican Electorate keep saying to Mitt Romney.
Average Joe Schriner. He’s Average. He’s called Joe. He has a website and he wants your vote. He wants to be President too. Go Joe.
It all starts tomorrow, apparently…
Even though it’s actually been going on for almost a year already after the illusive break that occurred after the last election. Ouroboros
continues it’s unhappy feast. Good luck everyone!
(This is a reference to the neverending election cycle in US Presidential Politics, just in case I was being too opaque. Actually, now that I think of it, the Ourobouros does look a lot like the fluffy dragon in the movie The Neverending Story. I think that this is probably a coincidence.)