Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jean behaves like a statesman

When it first became clear that Wyclef Jean might not qualify to be president of Haiti, his team made some encouraging noises about how what really mattered was the process being followed; that making sure that rules are applied.

That the election doesn't turn into a circus.

It will be in that spirit, then, that Jean has recorded a song having a go at the electoral commission:

The song is called “Prison for the CEP,” referring to the electoral commission, whose decision he wants to overturn in court.

Mr. Jean also chides President Rene Preval as he sings in Creole, the French-derived language spoken by most Haitians.
Yes. That'll stop the whole process descending into a personality-driven sideshow. It's exactly what Andrew Jackson would have done.