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October 11, 2007

What Do We Want? Accountability!
When Do We Want It? Whenever!

[This humble post began as a comment in the thread for the previous post, mainly in response to mistah charley, ph.d.’s latest entry. Admittedly, it probably won’t make a whole lot of sense unless you read his comment first.]

Here is a poorly conceived haiku… (syllables in parentheses don’t count, right?)

Who are them taking
polites (Gr.) out of politics?
Our feckless leaders.

Though “feckless” isn’t really the word for it. As mistah charley, ph.d. says, “…by intent, not just in effect…”

On my other blog, (where I’ve been posting almost as infrequently as here,) I posed a question knowing full well what the answer (or determined lack of an answer) of any candidate with even an outside shot at winning would most certainly be. And which, to be more perfectly opaque, I will not express here.

When excellent arguments like mistah charley’s seem to fall upon deaf ears, what deterrent do We People have for once and future leaders with similarly sinister ambitions? Citizens arrest and extradition to Nuremberg?

QUESTION: What word should replace “feckless” in the above verse? … Or we could take a stab at the other questions (above), I suppose.

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