Go Left, Young Man


Two friendly countries are holding elections today, and Vegas money is on their voters to give power to the Left. In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi is the underdog (barely) in a race against Romano Prodi. Silvio is pro-free market, pro-Iraq war, and pro-dry humping; Prodi isn't. In Peru, our State department is watching fearfully to see if radical military leader Ollanta Humala follows in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales. The big news, though, will be if Lourdes Flores makes it into the runoff. She's a neoliberal who would be the country's first female president.