Monday, April 14, 2008

America Needs More Options-More Parties?

There is some good news in this as Berlusconi is the best candidate, but the politics of Italy is what caught me eye. Maybe Jesse Ventura and all his buddies that bitch about John McCain can find some satisfaction in this.

Berlusconi 'wins' Italy election

Some 158 different parties contested the regional and national polls, including Mr Berlusconi's new conservative People of Freedom (PDL) and Mr Veltroni's recently formed Democratic Party (PD).

The new government will be Italy's 62nd since World War II.

Yeah, just what we need. 62 different governments over a short time made up of center-left, communists and at least 3 more Jimmy Carters.

Lincoln Assassination

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

May this scourge never visit America again.

Among the stories, both true and untrue, that I have heard was one that goes directly to the sensitivity of the press in the Dan Rather sense that the story is not true, but speaks to the truth.

As the story goes, as Mrs Lincoln left Ford Theater a reporter started to ask a question when a guard heatedly announced that her husband had just been shot. The reporter, always on the beat, immediately asked, "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"