Sunday, December 07, 2008

The World's Most Rubbish Tocqueville Makes a Tentative Return

Soooo, the wife of a former president resigned her senate seat to become Secretary of State. The Governor of New York, who also happens to be the son of the former Secreaty of State of New York, has the power to replace him. Number one on the list of candidates to replace him is the daughter of a former president, who while described as "shy and self-deprecating", decided she quite liked the idea of being a senator after issuing an endorsement earlier this year.

What was it that Tom Paine had to say about the evils of hereditary succession?

I'll bow to no-one in my lack of respect for the non-entities that ooze their way upwards through the ranks of New York's Democrats, but maybe a little experieince counts for something?