Posted by: Bill | December 10, 2008

Romanticizing U.S. Politics

This is how we imagine politics in the U.S. should be. If this is not a manifestation of the American Dream, then I don’t know what is. Congratulations to Mr. Cao.

Sadly, it may have taken an election delayed by hurrican Gustav to make it happen as turnout was no doubt diminished. But happen it did. Mr. Cao was running against Rep. William Jefferson of “$90,000 dollars in his freezer” fame. The election was still pretty close.

In other news, I apologize for linking to the New York Times twice in the same post. I was just being lazy.



  1. I’m not sure how to not be cynical about this…while I agree that Mr. Cao’s story is truly the American dream, I’m stunned by the fact that he barely beat the (“allegedly” just doesn’t cut it, for, as you acknowledged, the man had $90K in his freezer) crook, by 3%. Between the voters in New Orleans and those in Alaska (perhaps Mr. Stevens and Mr. Jefferson can share a cell), I’m deeply saddened by the lack of accountability in state politics.

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