Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gotta Love those Romanians!

From BBCNews:

"Romanian villagers have voted to re-elect a dead man as their mayor, to prevent his living rival winning.
Neculai Ivascu - who led Voinesti for almost two decades - died from a liver disease on Sunday, too late to cancel the contest.
"I know he died, but I don't want change," one villager told Romanian TV. (emphasis mine)

Ben Johnson: This takes, "That government is best which governs least" to new extremes.

I don't know. Given the rapid growth of the central government (brought to us by the Republicrats and the Demoreps), this may be the ultimate "no confidence vote" that really, REALLY makes the point. This gives me a few cheeky ideas for election day!

Biretta tip: Ben Johnson

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