Ask General Kang: How do you choose a new leader?

Ask General KangWell, on my home planet of Neecknaw, this is a simple affair. The new leader chooses himself.

Or herself. But we haven’t had a female leader since the Gloomy Ages (the interstitial period between the Dark Ages and the Time of Light) when the orangutan giantess Slothia sat on the preceding and diminutive warlord, Marmostak the Mighty. (Marmostak the Mighty Small the followers of Slothia called him.)

But you’re probably asking because of the upcoming so-called “elections” you are holding in the “democracies” of the large landmass you call “North America”. I think the political theatre you have invented is quite fine, actually, though it lacks a certain martial elan that we on the Planet Neecknaw like to see in our leadership hopefuls.

So in that spirit, I would like to suggest that in lieu of your “elections”, you should have some kind of television show in which the leaders of your political “parties” eliminate one another in gruesome (and entertaining) ways. Because you humans value guile and low cunning as much as the simian population of Neecknaw, I’d recommend something that compensates for brute strength alone — I’m open to suggestions in the comments.

(Otherwise, I’m pretty sure Elizabeth May will have an unfair advantage over the other sissified leaders of Canadian political parties, and this should also make the next US election more interesting to watch too, though they are already pretty bloody.)

Next time: In space, nobody can hear you scream, but if an alien is laying eggs in your Captain’s cranium, you’re still ABLE to scream, right?

An elimination match will now ensue between alltop and itself.

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6 Responses to Ask General Kang: How do you choose a new leader?

  1. Alex L. September 30, 2008 at 1:50 am #

    I think I can say one word and fill everyone in one my idea…. ‘Highlander’

  2. Dr. Tundra September 30, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    Oh, yes, and include the Queen soundtrack!

  3. Rickey Henderson September 30, 2008 at 9:38 am #

    Rickey’s totally on board with some sort of feat of strength to pick our next candidate…

  4. C. Fraser October 2, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    I think acid fights is the way to go.

  5. Chris Hutcherson October 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    What happens in the case of a tied election result ?

  6. Mark A. Rayner October 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Excellent question Chris — I’m thinking something “sudden death”.