Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s thorough article in Rolling Stone about the stealing of the 2004 election is last week's news, I know. But it's worth putting up anyway, if there's a chance it might reach even one person who hasn't yet read it.
Late on election night when the results began diverging from the exit polls, it was plain that the fix had to be in. Particularly in Ohio, where the election was under the thumb of a Clarence Thomas wannabe called J. Kenneth Blackwell. Dickens himself never christened a character with such deadly accuracy, at least not that I kenneth.
But Kerry just rolled politely over and played dead, in predictable obedience to Vince Lombardi's first principle: "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser." Nor has the Democratic leadership let out more than a peep of protest since.
But now George W. Bush is rolling around on the ground mortally wounded after having shot himself in both feet and the scrotum. The time may have finally arrived when a stuporous nation can finally be roused to reexamine just how in the hell we were tricked into our present mess in the first place. If enough of us make enough noise, maybe even the Democratic leadership will join the parade, in its usual position at the rear.