Earth to Greens: don’t support Nader’s bid

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Somehow, kalevkevad’s photo titled “Garbage Disaster” seems apropos.

photo by flickr user kavelkevad, used under Creative Commons license, see http://flickr.com/photos/kalevkevad/431619916/

It’s a gentle preview of what might happen if Ralph Nader’s presidential bid manages to splinter off a piece of the progressive vote this year. Yes, I groaningly agree, none of the major candidates in the current election are sworn enemies of corporate capitalism. And you have to give the man extreme props for his heroism as a consumer advocate. But the concept that there is no difference between the two major parties, especially on environmental policies, is preposterous.

Go home to your honors and your achievements and a well-deserved beer, Ralph. I’ll even send you a sweet, sweet six to get the party started. We can watch the election returns together, and hold hands, and cry, and at the end of the night, smile with just a smidgeon of hope.

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