Talk about dumbing down, it's gotten so bad that governmental officials, from all points across the world, now think that the public (of any nationality) will buy anything that's said.
Our "good friend and ally," Saudi Arabia, held its first "nationwide" elections for municipal councils this week. It was nationwide in geography only because women were not allowed to run for office. In fact, they were banned from voting, too.
When a Saudi official was asked why women were not allowed to vote, his response was that THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH VOTING BOOTHS FOR WOMEN.
When historians looked back on this period, it will be known as the "Hypocrisy Decade."
(Anybody know a good handyman? Have him/her call Saudi Arabia to see if they want any help getting some voting booths built.)