Election for God

Megan McArdle has an interesting Easter question: “[S]ay they were holding an election for God. Further, say the fringe benefits were so terrific that you wanted the position. Finally, assume that once elected, you can’t be deposed. What’s your campaign platform? Why should we elect you to this desireable position?”

Some amusing and interesting answers from her commenters. No word yet on whether Fred Thompson is running.

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  1. lunacy says:

    You didn’t provide a link.

  2. James says:

    Do you have a link to it?

  3. Dave Schuler says:

    If nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve.

  4. joated says:

    Fred T. doesn’t have to run for a post he currently holds.

  5. floyd says:

    Anybody ever heard of original sin?
    A lot of so-called churches in the U.S. have tried this approach already![lol]

  6. Michael says:

    I think I would vote for Dave’s platform.