I turned off the political TV shows this week right after Mrs Romney told her husband's fellow Republicans to cease and desist with their complaints about her husband.
"Stop it!" I commanded my TV, for I was sick of everyone, no matter what they believed or what party they belonged to. I was sick of Morning Joe and Fox TV and MSNBC and CNN. I was sick of seeing the video from Boca Raton with Mr Romney and the waiter whose apron got in the way and the little flickering candles. I was tired of tax returns and AARP rallies and campaigns that go on for four years.
I was so weary, that cynic that I am, there was only one man to turn to. One Antidote.
"The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice," said this man, "You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you."
George Carlin said this.
Gore Vidal once said the same thing. He said that when any newly elected US President walks into the Oval Office for the first time he will find Them waiting for him. The real Powers. The real owners of the country, and they will tell him how things are going to be-
Perhaps , once a century They will pick a token outsider- a Latino, a woman, or an African-American for president. They do it to calm the masses. To fool the idealistic. Like Tancredi in Lampedusa's "The Leopard", they admit to each other that "In order for things to stay the same, we are going to have to change".