Month-Old Poll Results: Iraq's New Leader Programmed For Freedom, Love
We're working a half-day today, and we're going into a long weekend -- so we're distracted, you're distracted, it's cool. We understand. We thought we'd take care of some unfunished business while we have the chance, though. Like, remember this?
"Senior administration officials have acknowledged to me that they are considering alternatives other than democracy," said one military affairs expert who received an Iraq briefing at the White House last month and agreed to speak only on condition of anonymity.
We responded with a poll that we never closed. Since then, Gawker Media's patented touch-screen polling system has crashed and reset itself about six times, so there are only about 1,000 votes. But we're closing it anyway, and we're proud to announce the winner, Iraq's newest and improvedest form of government, a cutting-edge android/cyborg coalition-led Robocracy (as Brad Sherman once predicted -- keep watching the skies!).
We were gonna put it to you again and have a poll on which robot should lead America's Favorite Failure (Voltron, Mechagodzilla, Yul Brenner), but that's not really in the spirit of the exercise. So we're unilaterally declaring Johnny 5 the new supreme ruler of Iraq. Mostly because of the amazing leadership he showed on this dark day (remember that one?).
Poll results after the jump.