Saturday, February 12, 2011

"All exiles are distinguished, more important, they're not dead."

The Song: "A New Argentina," Bob Gunton, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin and cast. Words & music by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Track 10 of Evita (original cast recording), 1976.
How/when acquired: Purchased CD, c. 1996.
Listen/watch here.

All regimes come to an end, peacefully or otherwise. Few dictators die peacefully in their beds without relinquishing power; even Francisco Franco had handed over the reins of government to King Juan Carlos before he died. Given a choice between retaining power and spending the rest of one's days in luxurious exile, I'd choose feather beds on Elba any day. Reluctantly as Mubarak left, it's possible that he waited too long; newscasts reported last night that the Swiss banks had frozen his accounts.

I've got a guest room, if he needs one.

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