Sep. 17th, 2014

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It is the general election on Saturday. I find that my usual local barometers have broken - the garbage in my "no circulars" mailbox test no longer seems to apply. The ill-founded public demonstrations test has failed. Even the boring fallback of trying to decide based on policy and credibility has failed due to the complete lack of any of the latter from any of the candidates (and precious little sanity in the former).

So how to decide my party vote? I am one of those people who believe that if you don't participate in the democratic process then you are in no position to complain. It isn't going to be easy.

So I read with interest the story of Jón Gnarr whose term as mayor of Reykjavik has come to an end. He ran as a joke candidate and got elected. He did the job as seriously as anybody else could do and, most importantly of all, at the end of his term he stepped down and dissolved his political party.

With that in mind, I draw your attention to the Civilian Party. In particular the policy position which simply states "Ice Cream". I could vote for that.

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