Monday, June 15, 2009

Hie to another place for a different view

Transparency, Dear Gentle Reader(s), is the catch word du jour, so one must strive for as much of it as possible.

As a follow up to yesterday’s post encouraging you to visit Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish, today there’s encouragement for you to visit The New Republic’s online site to read Marty Peretz’s take on the Iranian elections. 

Peretz holds that the elections were, indeed, valid because of the widespread support of the vast numbers of poor people out in the smaller towns and villages.  (Interesting to note that Hugo Chavez’s government was one of the first to congratulate Ahmadinejad.  Poverty has a voice which is too often neglected by politicians.  Otherwise Hugo would be a footnote rather than whatever he is now.)

Of course, note, too, that Sullivan’s coverage is just short of live—tweeters tweeting and cell phone videos in real time--while the Peretz comment is based on public polling which occurred some two or three weeks ago.

Stay tuned.

Keep reading.

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