Only in America?

Barely a week after the latest bizarre Clinton scandal erupted, this time Hillary's inexplicable decision to use a private personal system for all her email while Secretary of State without telling anyone, a company in Connecticut has created a Hillary Clinton action figure complete with Blackberry. Some people find the general rowdiness of the United States, including its political system, off-putting. They prefer genteel stuffiness in which establishment boats are not rocked and pundits and statespersons are not mocked.

The U.S. political system certainly has its failings, some shared with other Western democracies including Canada and some unique to itself. But I think we need more of the wide-open, lively, dynamic American tone. Their political culture reacts faster, more pointedly and more frankly, letting in more air and making more room for honest expressions of public sentiment.