Tuesday, July 10, 2007

If Only...

So long as the United States is devolving into a morass of medievality, what with torture and rendition being in vogue now, perhaps we can bring back another long-standing barbaric tradition: killing bureaucrats who fail us?:
The former head of China's State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, has been executed for corruption, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
He was convicted of taking 6.5m yuan ($850,000; £425,400) in bribes and of dereliction of duty at a trial in May.

The bribes were linked to sub-standard medicines, blamed for several deaths.
Now, naturally, Mr. Secret Service Man, I would *never* in a million years advocate this for an elected official, but would it be so terrible if, say, Michael Brown had to answer for Katrina in this way?

(h/t MissCellania)