Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Nine Circles of My Administration

Mitt Romney:
"...based on the numbers of American Muslims [as a percentage] in our population, I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified. But of course, I would imagine that Muslims could serve at lower levels of my administration."

The Constitution (Article VI, section 3):
...no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Of course it's silly of me to imagine that a US Presidential candidate would have read the Constitution, sillier yet to imagine that the candidate would pay heed to it in policy formulations, and hilariously crackheaded to imagine that the press or the public would know or care about it.

Sadly granted.

I'm now ready to move beyond all that stodgy, fuzzy-headed, 18th century "enlightenment" rigamarole, and get behind Romney's modern, no-nonsense, analytical approach to political patronage.

Let's check the numbers.

Hmm. Looks like Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist, and No Religion folks comprise over 14% of the US population (since you asked, Mormons are at 1.3%). Presumably, a Mitt Administration would reflect those proportions.

Too bad Madalyn Murray O'Hair isn't available for Secretary of Education.

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