The Epitome of Gall

Oh, this is all we need:

Two international delegations will be in New Orleans today to observe the state’s election process as voters head to the polls for presidential preference primaries and a special electon to fill an at-large City Council seat. Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal Court Arthur Morrell will host the groups from the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

The first delegation will focus on human rights and human rights violations and includes officials from the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa. Delegation members represent the countries of Benin, the Congo, Gabon, Mauritania, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbawe.

The second delegation includes twelve officials from Central and South America whose primary focus is minority participation in the election process. They represent government and media from Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay.

Great, that’s what we need:  busybodies from countries many of whose experience with democracy is non-existent, laughable or, at best, exceedingly recent and/or tenuous here to make sure we’re playing fair.  Who invited them and why are we tolerating them?

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