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Monday, March 31, 2008

The Other Election

posted by on March 31 at 7:53 AM

Ancient is the problem with being the messenger:

A senior Zanu-PF source has told a BBC contributor that security officials met on Sunday to decide who should tell Mr Mugabe he had lost, with some refusing to take the job.

The ruling party of Zimbabwe desperately needs a messenger, but none close to the party’s leader, Mugabe, wants the role because good things never happen to the one who brings bad news to the king.

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C'mon, Chuck, do you really think he'll give up power? I mean, he lost last time too, but this time, he had the foresight to print up more than three million extra ballots. Maybe he'll acknowledge an electoral defeat, but won't that just push him from being an ostensibly democratic authoritarian to a blatantly autocratic authoritarian relying on nothing more than his control of guns to steady his power? Really, aren't we looking at Algeria all over again?

Posted by Gitai | March 31, 2008 9:06 AM

Nothing says "despot" like olive green with baby blue socks! That is classy!!!

Posted by Andrew | March 31, 2008 9:20 AM
Posted by tsm | March 31, 2008 9:29 AM

Why is Africa such a shithole?

Posted by ecce homo | March 31, 2008 10:22 AM

I heard he was waiting for the votes from Florida and Michigan to be counted.

Posted by midwaypete | March 31, 2008 11:03 PM

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