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    Kakistocrats:

    What do you call yourselves? The Kakistocrats!

    •  We call ourselves . . . (11+ / 0-)

      The Kakistocrats!

      With apologies - & credit - to driftglass who does one of the best versions of the joke I've ever heard.

      . . . [snip]
      "The stage will be ringed by White Male Conservative Fundamentalist Evangelical on tall pulpits who will repetitively rant about the feminists, queers, Darwin and the ACLU oppressing and destroying Christian America while urinating continuously on the proceedings. To spice it up a little, every now and then one of the White Male Conservative Fundamentalist Evangelical preachers will smoke meth and/or orally pleasure some young gentleman volunteer from the audience.

      "The daughter of the Vice President will stand under the shower of Conservative urine and sing a merry song about her great love of the Family Values of her Father and her Party.
      [snip] . . .

      Like I said, it is (to paraphrase): "The Kakistocrats! "

      sláinte,
      cl

      Religion is like sodomy: both can be harmless when practiced between consenting adults but neither should be imposed upon children.

      by Caoimhin Laochdha on Mon Jun 04, 2007 at 06:59:32 AM PDT

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    •  maybe I'm misremembering (1+ / 0-)
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      Cambridgemac

      but I thought it was 12-year-old spelling finalist Tia Thomas from Coarsegold, California (and not 14-year-old Isabel Jacobsen from Madison, Wisconsin) who offered the word 'kakistocracy', defined it as goverment by the worst people possible, and then threw the chalk slate over her shoulder, rolling her eyes in disgust.

      But I could be confusing the two of them, the last two white girls in the competition...it was the moment that was so striking, not the name. (If I got it wrong in this comment the morning after, I apologize. Were there any news articles about this?)

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