Saturday, December 02, 2006

Six more years

It looks like Hugo Chavez is poised to vex the Bush administration and whomever follows for another six years. He has a 20 point lead going into the elections on Sunday. Assurances were made that "there is no possibility of any fraud in the election," which always eludes an amusing naïveté.

But I'm more than amused by The Washington Post's little dig at Chavez when they relay an opponent complaint,
An unfair use of government resources has tipped the campaign in Chavez's favor....
Considering that those running for office in this country use government resources all the time for their campaigning, this strikes as amazingly daft. Bush flies around in Air Force One, going to this and that campaign fund raiser, stumping for any number of candidates and no one here bats an eye. Use of government resources for political campaigning is so pervasive in the United States, hell, we don't even notice it. We just call it the "incumbent advantage."

3 Comments:

Anonymous hotpotatomash said...

i wonder if the incumbent advantage has anything to do with the +90% reelection rates congress enjoys. while one would think it remarkable that in an election year when congress had a national approval rating approaching 15%k only about 50 congressional seats were said to be in play.

oh, and as far as bush goes, the billions of dollars spent in propaganda could be considered an unfair use of government resources.

9:44 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

We also stack the deck for the incumbents by redistricting in their favor.

12:30 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Yes, you guys, there are innumerable examples of US political incumbents here using government resources as political campaign tools. Earmarks are another one that costs the country billions.

12:34 PM  

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