Instapundit links to the Washington Examiner as does the Wall Street Journal, though many of us have heard the story. In essence it is about, first, former White House Budget Director Peter Orszag writing in the New Republic that more government should be done in an unaccountable fashion through commissions and automatic policies, something that we on this side of the Pond are very well aware of. In fact, it is the EU's method and I have always called it managerial politics instead of electoral. We are all well on the way to achieving that utopia but to Americans it is still, rightly, a shocking idea.
Worse was to come:
Perhaps know-it-all bureaucrats can be forgiven for harboring such contempt for the voting public. But elected officials cannot. That's why similar comments by Gov. Bev Perdue, D-N.C., are far more troubling. "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover," Perdue told a Rotary Club gathering in suburban Raleigh this week. "I really hope that someone can agree with me on that."Well, Governor, there is a political entity that would welcome your devotion to managerialism in politics. Care to join them in Brussels?
Perdue's office at first claimed her comments were made in jest. The subsequent release of the audio conclusively demonstrates otherwise.