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The British system is in many ways inferior, but I think it is fair to say that a Palin-style catastrophe could never happen. This is because the Prime Minister is always the leader of a party, and leaders of parties don't suddenly get thrust from nowhere into the limelight by the caprice or whim of one individual, as was the case with McCain choosing Palin. Leaders of parties work their way up over years. This would automatically rule out downright incompetents like Palin

Unfortuneately it didn't seem to work for Prescott though!

I think Gandalfgrey is correct. Somebody like Palin doesn't appear incompetent to the religious Americans - in fact they probably feel a connection and will vote for her just because of her religion ignoring her actual policies.

The best thing would be to separate church and state and only have an atheist as President. But I'm not holding my breath...

Oh and bring on the rapture! Maybe when they've all buggered off and left us alone we can get on with living a peaceful life with no wars.

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:31:00 UTC | #442116