I spent an hour on a lengthy essay about Al Gore, reason, and democracy, but Blogger ate my post. I suck worse than anything that has ever sucked in the history of suckiness.
I am now depressed, and have no inclination to try and recreate what I thought was one of the best essays I had written in weeks. A pox on thee, Blogger!
I remember a cool metaphor I came up with: "the gangrenous infection on the body politic by the virulent contagion of special interest campaign cash," or something close to that. Witty, pithy, and GONE FOREVER.
Anyways, read the excerpt from Al Gore's The Assault on Reason. It is much more important than my deceased essay.
(goes off to corner to chant the mantra: "I will repeatedly save my work... I will repeatedly save my work... I will repeatedly save my work...")