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Over at First Draft the herder of ponies dispenses some wisdom: a US endorsement of a candidate in an election in a Muslim or Middle Eastern country is the equivalent of a Jane Fonda endorsement in a GOP primary.

Someone needs to remind the Hedgemony that Diebold isn’t supplying the equipment and Clearpoint isn’t scrubbing the voters’ rolls in other countries.

Oh, I would add Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega to the list of anti-victories.


1 Steve Bates { 08.10.07 at 2:45 pm }

I am amazed these people can put their shoes on in the morning. They are truly, deeply clueless… about diplomacy of course, but also about simple human nature.

Jane Fonda is actually a pretty good analogy: she managed to offend so many people that she did damage to the causes she claimed to support. I know, because one of those causes was one of mine… trying to get the U.S. out of the Vietnam War… and believe me, “Hanoi Jane” did not make it easier for serious opponents of the war. (The exercise videos were great, though, back in the day when I had the strength to stand in front of a TV and hurt myself for health’s sake. :))


2 Bryan { 08.10.07 at 3:47 pm }

It will be decades before a US endorsement will have any value in most of the world.

Jane Fonda had all of the gravitas of Paris Hilton back in the day, and only the media blitz made it significant. The media has been the celebrity ditz card a very long time.