MORONS NEED NOT APPLY

From ALLAFRICA.COM:

The Anglican Bishop of Sabongidda (Nigeria), the Right Rev. Professor John Akao, has advocated a compulsory political debate for all persons aspiring to elective offices at different levels in the country. The Bishop explained that potential leaders should be made to face the people through the mass media for the electorate to have a peep into their intellectual sanity and soundness of their manifestoes, adding that the people must not in the name of a political party vote for a "political moron or an inarticulate party loyalist"

COMMENT: What a silly idea. If every nation adopted the policy of keeping "morons" out of high office we would never get the chance to enjoy the retarded eloquence of world leaders like George W. And, to be honest, Bishop Akao ought to be careful what he wishes for. What if the Anglican Church in Nigeria were to adopt such a policy? Where would he be then?

Comments

MORONS NEED NOT APPLY — 3 Comments

  1. The great flaw in this plan, it seems to me, is that the fact that a wannabe leader manifestly hasn’t got two brain cells to rub together, or is totally corrupt, or is an evil card-carrying fascist, for instance, or all of the above, never seems to trouble voters anyway. It’s not like George Bush didn’t talk before he got voted in. So I’m not sure it would make any difference.

  2. David,

    George W Bush did not win the election in 2000. 2004 probably, but there are those who doubt that also.