I’m embarrassed to be a Californian and an American these days. An actor/bodybuilder is our governor, a ex-baseball team owner is our President and a oil firm CEO is our vice president. My takeaway from this whole recall fiasco is it shows exactly how much you can change with a million dollars and how effectively to pray on the middle class’ worship of money. I hate the middle class and middle America. They’re generally educated but act without a mind of their own and make decisions with that level of intelligence (freedom fries, anyone?). Individual thought has been replaced with promotion campaigns, marketing slogans, and super sized politics. Remember, the political machines know what you want better than you do. How has the political system become so effective at making otherwise intelligent people think like a prole? For more fun rantings, read Ninad’s blog for good political commentary.