I sometimes get a little too embroiled in the towering idiocy of US politics, and forget that other countries have their own idiots, incompetents and outright crooks as well.
Portugal just elected its president on Sunday, or perhaps I should say re-elected, since incumbent President Cavaco Silva won. Among many in Portugal, the expectation of this outcome was grounds for dismay and a lot of black humor. The latter is on display in this tweet:
It says, “The Portuguese who fled from Tunisia are going to want to return immediately once Cavaco wins the elections.”
My wife had a great laugh over this. As for me, I felt a rather unexpected sense of inclusion. It’s nice to be reminded that we Americans aren’t the only ones who re-elect bad leaders.
Speaking of which, it’s time to read about the latest scandal in the Berlusconi government…