I was channel surfing today and stumbled on Jill Stein’s speech at the Green Party convention, accepting its nomination for President (of the United States.) She was announcing a list of regulatory reforms for financial markets she would support as President. They were all simple, rational and essential reforms but, in the current political climate, sounded radical.

She won’t be allowed into the Presidential debates, but if she were she would mop the floor with Romney and Obama, not because she has a excess of charisma but because someone talking rationally about important subjects would frankly expose Willard and Barry as the corporate spokesmodels they are.

A vote for Stein will be the only meaningful one you can cast this November, but we have to face the fact that a lot of people really enjoy having smoke blown up their asses. So go ahead, America — pull down your pants and get ready to bend over one more time.