As quoted above, Mansour Farhad recently told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he'd as soon be shot in the head as live under either George W. Bush or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran.
Such a brave stance by a man living in beautiful, bucolic Bennington, Vermont, where he teaches at the local college. The leaves must be lovely up there this time of year--too beautiful, surely, to exit the scene so unceremoniously. For we can't help but notice that the professor has already made his choice between the two leaders and has voted with his feet for Bush.
We'll file his threat to leave the planet rather than live with Bush under "Empty Rhetoric" until we get word he's bought a one-way ticket to Tehran.