Celebrity Monarchy: The New Game Show
First, ignore experience. Then, ignore competence. Once those two have been ignored, it is relatively easy to push the argument that character is really not that important. All of us are flawed, right? Leaders should be judged by different standards.
If at all. We don't want to be judgmental.
Students of government have long worried about the allure of dictatorship. What they missed is that in a celebrity culture where many people can barely tell you what a constitution is, the allure of a monarchy may be even more powerful.
A kind and attractive monarchy, of course. One that promises to make the trains run on time.