MC can think of almost nothing political with which it agrees with Gore Vidal. That said, he remains one of the most intelligent, formidable people on the planet and MC reads everything he writes and goes out of its way to catch any television program on which he appears. Everyone's beliefs should be comprehensively challenged from time to time and he's our foil. Lucky us.
In an interview published today on the TimesOnline he makes plain his disappointment in Obama and cites the latter's inexperience. He then goes over the top and suggests a military dictatorship will follow Obama because nothing else can fill the void of the Vapid One. MC is reasonably confident civilian command and control of our armed forces will continue in effect, Obama or no.
Click on the title of this post to read a wide-ranging interview with Vidal. If you're easily offended (ie, being called very stupid) then this piece isn't for you. But if you can take a shot then do click and enjoy.