H.L. Mencken once defined democracy as the art and science of running the zoo from the monkey house. Perhaps it need not be that way.
There was good news this morning from Wisconsin. The recall elections there were some union push-back, in an attempt to recapture the state senate. If they were successful in that endeavor, they would have some mojo in their resistance to the fiscally-sane governnor, and if they captured the assembly in the next election, they could get back to the people’s business, which apparently consists of voting peace and prosperity for everyone. But alas for the smoke of their new jerusalem, the recall elections fell short. The people of Wisconsin will have to get by with what they actually have.
As outbreaks of lucidity are still possible and legal, apparently, it would be great to have a great big one a year from this fall.