I have been sitting at the edge of my seat. Walid Jumblat has been elected president of the Progressive Feudal Reactionary Socialist Hariri Capitalist Party Sect. Although there were no rivals, Jumblat won with stiff competition. He today called for an end to political family succession. He said that his son Taymur won't succeed him. As a bow to the "Arab spring", he said his other son, Aslan, will be his successor. Masses outside cheered and praised the wisdom of their gifted leader, who subscribes to the New York Review of Books (so you can't doubt that he is an intellectual).