Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Respect it.

It's unfortunate that the Spanish had to vote while numb with the shock of a murderous attack. But respect the outcome. Democracy is still better than the alternatives. They often don't like who we elevate to power, either. And it's not as though the whole country lost its head and voted to appease. Some 46 percent voted for the Popular Party. The "swing" after the March 11 attacks was something like 4 percent between the pre-attack polls and the final vote. It's hardly like the whole country threw in the towel. The Spanish may be back with us someday.