Monday, June 29, 2009

Just asking

Isn't it odd, all this fighting over the presidential election in a country where a small group of fundamentalist clerics, answerable to no one, holds the true power? The Iranian people have the right to decide who answers to them. It reminds me of the recent Russian election deciding which head to screw onto Vladimir Putin's puppet.

Meanwhile, someone known as the Supreme Leader has offered a running commentary on the election. Something tells me the Supreme Leader never has to face the voters. It's like the Emperor commenting on the election of Darth Vader.

Millions of votes are cast in a hotly contested presidential election, but it's all mooted by a handful of people who get to decide whether the election was proper, and thereby effectively anoint a winner. Good thing that could never happen here.

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