This is what you call a sign of the times.
Well, that and evidence God has a wicked sense of humor.
I know you have a crucial question on your mind right now . . . namely "Huh?" Trust me, I understand this.
But I want you to consider something, and when you do, your "Huh?" will give way to understanding. And fear.
This is what I want you to kick around in your head for a while: A Louisiana politician -- former Gov. Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer III -- is the most honest, principled and above-board presidential candidate in 2012. Not only that, he's making the most sense.
Sadly, this can mean only one thing (two if you count "The Apocalypse is nigh!"). He doesn't have a chance. After all, this is America -- a land where you, as Auden wrote, "shall love your crooked neighbour with your crooked heart" but an honest man doesn't stand a chance.
Good luck, Buddy. You're gonna need it.