by Pa Rock
This week the people of Japan turned their back on the tired old concept of one-party, conservative rule, and ushered in a new era by electing a progressive as Prime Minister. The vote to oust the ruling party in the Japanese Diet was surprisingly lopsided. In an effort to share our recently acquired knowledge of how to handle the response to a "surprise" leader, the Daily Kos (www.dailykos.com) today polled its readers with the following question:
What should opponents of new progressive Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama do first when he takes office?
The Daily Kos then offered the following sample answers from which its readers could select their favorite. The responses and vote totals as of 4:30 p.m. (Arizona time) today follow:
Challenge the validity of his birth certificate: 711 votes (15%)
Equate him with Hitler: 252 votes (5%)
Threaten to secede: 220 votes (5%)
Mock him for reading from a TelePrompter: 60 votes (1%)
Accuse him of wanting to form death panels: 67 votes (1%)
Label him a racist: 176 votes (4%)
Proclaim that they hope he fails: 243 votes (5%)
Stand around and say NO! all day: 445 votes (9%)
Stock up on guns and ammunition: 277 votes (6%)
Gosh, I just can't decide: 2,241 votes (48%)
All of that, of course, is sound advice, because nobody wants the new Japanese Prime Minister to get too uppity. Those people who aren't one of us have to be shown their place and made to stay there.
I did think of a couple of good responses that the Daily Kos missed, though. How about - Criticize his wife for the way she dresses - and, attend a church where the pastor prays for his death.
There, now that should cover it!