Friday, October 03, 2008

John McCain and The Emperor's New Clothes

I was reading the NY Times just now, another top columnist is writing on Sarah Palin's terrifying incompetence and I started thinking about John McCain, his Republican party and their wilful comtempt for that country they claim to love This fable has been on my mind for days now ... I have to outline it for comparison.

The summary comes from wikipedia. An emperor who cares too much about clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest suit of clothes from the most beautiful cloth. This cloth, they tell him, is invisible to anyone who was either stupid or unfit for his position. The Emperor cannot see the (non-existent) cloth, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing stupid; his ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they dress him in mime. The Emperor then goes on a procession through the capital showing off his new "clothes". During the course of the procession, a small child cries out, "But he has nothing on!" The crowd realizes the child is telling the truth. The Emperor, however, holds his head high and continues the procession.

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