Thursday, June 22, 2006

If I don't win

I'm going to take my marbles and take to the streets!:

On July 2 Mexico will hold the most closely contested presidential election in its history. That in itself wouldn't be a problem if all the candidates were committed to the democratic process. But in recent weeks two of the three main campaigns have jointly pledged to challenge election results in the streets with massive unrest if their candidates don't win. If that happens, Mexico will be thrown into chaos and Mexicans will be the losers...


(From the Wall Street Journal--subscription required.)

There's a newfangled way to avoid standing in the sun holding a heavy sign--it's called an election. See, you go and vote in a nice air-conditioned place!

The street is for Arabs. That's why they call it the Arab street. We have other ways of choosing our leaders in a democracy.

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