It may be time to abandon any interest in American politics.
Can you imagine how ugly the 2012 campaigns will be? And can the American news media be any more inept?
If, for instance, you relied on TV news this week for your knowledge of what's going on in the world, you would hardly know about the wars that we are mired down in, about the complexities of the bad economy, about anything going on anywhere in the world... You'd think that the world's problems are no big deal.
Instead you would know in detail about the sexting scandal of a New York congressman named Weiner. You would re-learn, ad nauseum, how little Sarah Palin knows about U.S. history. You would hear, 18 months before the next Presidential election, would-be Republican nominees trying to out-do each other in their insane anti-government rantings.
But how to ignore?... do we just leave the future of the country to the under-educated and the wackos?