Between Bad and Also Pretty Bad
Could we think of anyone worse to run the country of Pakistan than the corrupt, power-mad Musharraf?
Well, not quite, but ...:
Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son Bilawal has been chosen to take over her Pakistan People's Party, after her assassination on Thursday.So on one side we have a man who will suspend elections in order to prevent a challenge to his office, and on the other we have a party whose leadership can be passed by matrilinear succession. One is a tyranny, the other a dynasty.
Bilawal, who will be a titular head while he finishes his studies at Oxford University, said: "My mother always said democracy is the best revenge."
Ms Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, who will run the party day-to-day, said it would contest upcoming elections.
But it is unclear whether the vote will go ahead as planned early next month.
Okay. Just so we're clear who the hero is.