Politics: where absolutely anything is OK as long as the right team does it.

Old news but...

Fahrenheit 9/11 is on the telly here. We've just got to the part where John Ashcroft got given a job after losing an election to a man who'd died a month before the election. My point (thank God) is, isn't there some mechanism in American politics whereby an election can be postponed if a candidate dies a full *30 days* previously? I mean, it's not like you wouldn't notice, what with the smelling and the decomposition and such like. Is there no-one prepared to say "Umm, hang on a minute. This one's a stiff. Couldn't we put it off until they find a live one?"
Permalink Andy 
January 13th, 2006
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