The Perfect Progressive Candidate

You would think Britain's Guardian newspaper would be satisfied with having broken the NSA surveillance story, but apparently their ambitious editors have decided to keep up the pressure on their competitors.  Now comes this: It started as a joke between friends, but Morris the cat's bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, has now turned into a social media phenomenon with a serious message about political disenchantment. "Morris has become an expression of how fed up people are with all the parties and a political system that does not represent us," said Sergio Chamorro, the owner of the furry black-and-white candidate whose first campaign slogan was: "Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat." The cat is apparently building quite a following.  Before we get too excited about this "protest candidate," however, it may be worth considering whether the Guardian has missed the real import of this story.  Far from being...(Read Full Post)