Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Last night Rachel Maddow posited -- nay, all but concluded -- that the ever more bizarre Herman Cain presidential campaign is in fact a clever work of performance art. She pointed to various sly allusions and other clues that reveal the true intention.

Okay, that seems the most sensible explanation to a sane outside observer. But why would the Koch brothers sponsor a satiric performance that aims at revealing the absurdity and ignorance of the very constituency they manipulate for their nefarious purposes? Conceivably, their hubris is so great they believe they can simply enjoy the joke and get away with it. Maybe this is a message to current and future Republican candidates to respect the depravity of the Republican primary electorate.

Whatever it is, I'm impressed.

1 comment: said...

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