Friday, January 25, 2008

The Clinton Dynasty And The 22nd Amendment

Andrew Sullivan has an interesting post questioning what the, let's face it, consequences a 3rd term Clinton Presidency means.

Money quote (as they say)...

"The problem of political dynasticism is the least of it. American politics have been riven by dynasties from the start. What America has never dealt with is this strange and corrupting arrangement whereby voters are being asked to support two-people-as-one as president. The last two weeks have shown beyond any doubt that this is indeed what is going on. By blurring the lines of accountability, by giving a former president vague but enormous powers in what amounts to an unconstitutional third term, we are sacrificing an important democratic principle and the transparency required to stymie corruption and secret deals kept from public scrutiny by the sacred bonds of matrimony."

Via Sullivan

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