"That they deceived us about the weapons of mass destruction, that's true. We were taken for a ride."
— Polish president and "Coalition of the Willing" member Aleksander Kwasniewski, to Agence France-Presse reporters, March 18
"I don't want to start banning things. Prohibition has never worked."
— Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson on removing high-calorie foods from schools, quoted in The Washington Post, March 9
Maybe you live in one of those states so thoroughly in the grasp of the Democrats or Republicans that a vote for either seems pointless. Or maybe backing the lesser of two evils would leave you feeling dirty. Fortunately, there are scads of principled, hopelessly marginal parties and candidates for whom you can cast a purely symbolic ballot. Scope them out at www.dcpoliticalreport.com/PartyLink.htm or www.politics1.com/parties.htm. Since none of these parties has the slightest chance of capturing an office higher than municipal dogcatcher, you'll never have to kick yourself when your dream candidate proves wretched once in power. So, in the immortal words of The Simpsons' alien overlord Kang: "Go ahead! Throw your vote away!"