Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Democratic Roll Call Vote

Could it get any more obnoxious? "The representatives of the great, wonderful, stupendous, and utterly awe-inspiring state of X, home to the clearest water, shiniest ponies, cutest puppies, and all things good and wonderful, cast our votes for the great one, the messiah of all mankind, that humanitarian of humanitarians, Barack Obama!"

I assume that Republican roll calls are just as saccharine. Fortunately we didn't end up with the lengthy fight we expected, so I hope to be saved much of this silliness at our convention.