Sunday, January 15, 2006
Many political parties throughout the democratic world select their election slate from a larger field of potential candidates in a vote that is usually called the primary. Hamas, as an aspiring democratic yet Islamic party, must nevertheless change this process just a bit, in order to avoid the stigma of appearing to ape the methods of the infidel West. So while they have a primary, it is not based on votes, but on an inversion of the children's party game, Musical Chairs. They assemble the candidates at a rally on the presumption of giving campaign speeches. Then they pipe in the sound of Israeli helicopters over the loudspeakers. Last one seated is the winner.
At least that's how I think it works.
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