Imbeciles get their president
Elections in the Ukraine probably deserve an entry in the Guinness book of records as the first election in which the top job was contended by two ex-prisoners. Mr. Yanukovich has served two prison terms, one for robbery, and the other for aggravated assault. Ms. Timoshenko has spent a few weeks in jail for financial improprieties. One can only feel sorry for the voters who had to make a tough choice between the lady and the thug. Still, the victory of the candidate who makes two spelling errors in the words "Prime Minister", talks about "famous poet Chekhov", and makes references to the "best Ukrainian genocide" ("I see here in this room the best Ukrainian genocide." - You mean, the best gene pool? -"Yes, and the gene pool too") would make Socrates feel justified in his critique of democracy. In a recent meeting with supporters, after Mr. Yanukovich finished reading his speech from paper, he blurted out into the microphone that he thought had been turned off, "What are these imbeciles still waiting for?" Looks like imbeciles have finally elected their president.