Ed Driscoll


ARIANNA HUFFINGTON IS PLANNING TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR in California. Virginia Postrel, typing with stylish blue nail polish, has some thoughts, writing:

This is what you get when you combine the Progressive faith in unmediated democracy–which, in this case, includes mass candidacy–with a state in which “rational ignorance” has reached an all-time high (except on the passionate fringes, including mine): a high probability that Californians will elect a joke candidate or, the next best thing, a celebrity with a lot of glib opinions and minimal nuts-and-bolts knowledge. Yikes.

Yikes indeed. Orrin Judd has some additional thoughts on unmediated democracy, here.