Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Sheep, Too?

First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

Doesn't this sound eerily familiar? Why do we imitate the sheep in our politics? Well, we do have a choice. We can let Dear Leader jump all alone. With perhaps Karl Rove holding his hand.