Deserving it?

Joseph de Maistre once said “every people gets the government it deserves.” Not sure what that says about California, whose people just elected Arnold Schwarzenegger, a man with no previous political experience and no stated policies or philosophy of government, who expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and ran his only business venture into bankruptcy, as well as allegedly selling the state’s settlement with Enron down the river, Governor.

Just the guy to lead the nation’s largest state out of the nation’s second-largest deficit, right?

Well. If the most populous state in the nation has transformed the political process into a circus—complete with the Strongman—is it any wonder some of us look to the blogosphere, or anywhere else, for the salvation of the political process?

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Leaving aside the high flying theories of blog world domination, for a minute: seen in the New York Times, among other places, Angle Grinder Man. “Wheel-clamp superhero/vigilante.” Complete with gold lamé cape and bikini briefs. And of course angle grinder. Which he uses to remove wheel clamps, aka “boots” in the US, from illegally parked cars.