Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


I did think of staying up to see the results come in. I'm glad I didn't. It's turned 9 o'clock and we still don't have a result.

But it looks like four more years of Bush.

I'm not going to make a fuss. I'm going to be stoical about this. If Ohio goes for Bush (as looks likely) it'll be a convincing victory. Demos will have spoken.

Look, I'm a European; I don't get Bush at all. Apart from a certain folksiness and ease around people, I don't see anything about him that would make me want to vote for him. I think he's unintelligent. I think he's a front man for the corporations. And I think his foreign policy is wrong in every particular.

Alexander the Great and his gang come clattering up the street. Horsehair plumes and flashing bronze. And they come across Diogenes sitting in his barrel. The greatest living general meets the greatest living philosopher. It's the ancient Greek equivalent of a photo-op.

So Alexander says to Diogenes, "Anything you want I'll give it you. All you have to do is name it."

And Diogenes says, "OK. Please get out of my light."
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