Sunday, December 21, 2003

Only in America

The governor of Connecticut has rejected calls for his resignation over corruption allegations, saying he is in direct contact with God.

Because, obviously, that excuses taking kickbacks to funnel state contracts to your cronies. But I see they've already got the "how dare the plebs question god's annointed" line down pat.

Can you imagine this excuse being trotted out in any civilised country? Anywhere other than a corrupt third-world kleptocracy? But this is where America's insane levels of religiousity have taken it - back to the days of absolute monarchy, when rulers thought they were unanswerable to the people because they were appointed by god.

And while it's good to see that there are Americans nuttier than Bush, it's tempered by the fact that a state governor can only fuck up his own state, wheras Bush can (and is more than willing to) fuck up the entire world.