Watching the Governor-Recall in Wisconsin with great amusement. Oh, ye fickle citizens, you know not what you do. By the time you figure it out, the bastards have fleeced you. It's costing millions and millions to undo it all. Let's hope it works.
I had a thought this morning...the BILLIONS of dollars spent on campaigning for political office would bail out our country. That kind of money would wipe out our debt, our problems, our whole fiscal crisis. Let's say that every rich contributor and every rich politician stood up and said, "I'm going to give my money to America rather than to the election machine. I earmark this contribution to go directly to the payoff of our national debt." And THEN, any richly supported politicians who wanted to run for office could follow up by saying, "If you want an honest leader, one who is not trying to buy an election, then elect me. I'm not going to smear my opponents, or try to lie to you on TV ads. I am simply opening a public website and will do all my campaigning in blog posts, public records, tax returns, and interact with any questions, reporters, that care to interact."
Wouldn't that be refreshing? I'm dreaming, right? Just another pinko Liberal ditz who doesn't understand how the world works.
But...keep your eye on Wisconsin. Shit happens. You just never know what surprises are around the corner in a democracy that has lost its way.