Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mugabe Excitedly Seeking Re-election.
Why does this look familiar?

Zimbabwe, that great experiment in African socialism, is moving toward another election and Robert Mugabe, who has been the leader of that country since independence in 1980, is looking for another victory.

One has to wonder which of these wonderful accomplishments Mugabe will be stressing in his reelection campaign:

  • 80% Unemployment
  • 100,000% Inflation
  • Food and Fuel Shortages
From the BBC:
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he is confident his ruling Zanu-PF party will win next month's elections.

He was speaking at a rally to launch his campaign for a sixth term in power and celebrate his 84th birthday.

Thousands gathered at the rally in the town of Beitbridge on the border with South Africa.
If there are still thousands of Mugabe supporters in a country where inflation has hit 100,000%, then I suppose it should not be surprising that Jennifer Granholm still has support among the hundreds of thousands of union members and other socialists in Michigan.

Me, I'm just waiting for things to get tough.

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