Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Feingold for President

Russ Feingold should be President of the United States. There are many reasons for this but I list only those that are crucial from a Canadian perspective:

1. Wisconsin plays hockey. They get it. This can't be overemphasized.

2. Wisconsin has a socialist football team that is owned by the community and is the only NFL team to make its finances public. It also won the Super Bowl, tawdry celebration of schlock American culture though it is, with grace and discipline. They might do it again.

3. Wisconsin shares shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

4. Feingold was the only American Senator to vote against the hideous Patriot Act - the even worse Tonkin Gulf Resolution of its time - ensuring his position in history with Morse and Gruening, as opposed to Fulbright who was a shameful wuss.

5. Wisconsin stood up to rabid Republican fascists.

6. Feingold opposed the hysterical American invasion of Iraq.

7. The guy has half a brain.

8. He survived Oxford.

There is more, a lot more.