February 05, 2008

Elections

Virginias don't vote until next week, but for those going to the polls in a few hours, I offer the following wisdom from Woody Allen:

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Let me offer another bit of wisdom, somewhat less profound. Though things will change, very little will change. Elections never made anyone taller, thinner or younger. A new President won't mean that suddenly you can quote Shakespeare, understand statistics, or speak conversational Latvian. A few headlines might change -- very important to those who measure the millimeters of fluctuation from the black foam of the press -- but a great many headlines change without any intervention by the government (in how many of the average paper's headlines do names of presidents and cabinet members appear?).

Posted by Ideofact at February 5, 2008 12:17 AM
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