By the way, I forgot to mention this about the Supreme Court decision to let corporations rule the roost:
Now foreign-owned American companies can influence elections. If you're not happy about the Senator from Citibank, how about the Congressman from Dubai Investments, Ltd.? Or the President of Bin Laden Construction?
(by the way, all of these points were made, and made better, by Greg Palast, about a month ago, when this decision was still pending)