I have to say that while I don’t always agree with Dilbert cartoonist and extreme materialist Scott Adams, I think he’s often thought-provoking and more often just hilarious. Even when he’s offering a bizarre off-the-wall idea he’s often making a subtle point.
But today I love his idea for the best form of government ever.
When I try to imagine an ideal government, it looks a lot like the government of Taiwan. First, they’re democratic. That’s a good start. But the best part is that they have Jerry Springer-like fights in parliament on a regular basis. In today’s news, yet another brawl broke out in the Taiwanese parliament. This time it was over a budget bill.
Then he imagines if we had the same idea for Congress.
Can you imagine CSPAN’s ratings if we followed that model in America? I don’t think you’d be able to pry yourself away from the TV long enough to take a dump. You’d just sit there all day long with an adult diaper waiting for someone to sucker punch Teddy Kennedy.
By the end of the blog post he’s got Congressmen kung fu levitating (a la Hong Kong action film) and going to town during the State of the Union address. I’d pay to see that.
My money is on the Republicans in that case.