02 July 2008

"L'État, c'est moi"

I should add that one of the beneficial outcomes of the Clinton loss, and an important reason why I opposed it initially, is that it represents a setback, however temporary, for the creeping monarchical tendencies in American politics. And yes, this likely means I would have voted against Bobby Kennedy as well, before someone asks. I'm anti-royalist on principle; I don't support them unless I have no other choice.

This topic gives me the chance to plug the excellent documentary "Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?" which political junkies should really enjoy. Spoilers are basically unavoidable anyway, so I'll tell you that it's a great portrayal of the near-impossible odds you face when going up against inherited political office.