Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bhutto's successor?!

Time magazine online is profiling Bilawal Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto's son, calling him the heir apparent to her political party. Besides the fact that he's 19 years old and a college student, I thought that Pakistan was a democracy not a pseudo monarchy. 'Heir apparent', shouldn't it be the people of Pakistan itself who determine who and what they want in their government? Or does the media see, in their eulogizing of the Imelda Marcos of Pakistan, some sort of righteous succession happening, perhaps like that of a crusading prophet?

Who gives a damn what this little fuck is up to?

I sure as hell don't, and it's an insult to the people of Pakistan to think that they automatically will stand in line supporting a U.S. lead dynastic succession.

In the U.S. we write quirky stories about 19 year olds who manage to become mayors of small towns. Why in the world would we or anyone else want a 19 year old as president of a major nuclear power?

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