Weekend's best quote comes from Thomas "Flat Earth" Friedman, who must be reading my stuff:
Our political system seems incapable of producing long-range answers to big problems or big opportunities. We are the ones who need a better-functioning democracy — more than the Iraqis and Afghans. We are the ones in need of nation-building. It is our political system that is not working.
Uh, oh. Does Obama know this guy? Have they ever met? Is he going to have to renounce him?
Although he faces a recall petition in his home state, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not only on John McCain's VP shortlist, he is also the darling of New Orleans' school privateers and even keynoted the recent national charter school conference. He's a believer in exorcism, teaching creationism in public schools, and vouchers. What a perfect match for McCain.