Cooking up an Absurd Stew in Thailand

The Thai political crisis took another farcical turn Tuesday when the courts ruled that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej must resign because he appears on a television cooking program. Rather than concentrating on serious issues like democratic legitimacy, murder in street fighting between the two opposing factions or trying to find a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis, the courts chose to join in the political circus that is playing out.

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