There is no fake elections in the Middle East as farcical as those in Jordan. Yet, there is no mention in the Western press about the various blatant intrusions and violations of laws and rules set up by the regime itself. It is such a joke without any negative press in the US. There are no elections in Jordan: the regime arranges for largely tribal envoys to sit together in a building but without any powers whatsoever. Look what happened to the Islamists: it is not that the regime dissolved their party, but took it away and gave it to stooges of the palace. And yesterday, the regime just like that cancelled an election announcement of candidates, for no reason. Yet, from Jon Stewart to Meet the Press they invite the buffoonish king to speak about the Arab youth--like he speaks for them.