Fattening The Perky Little Tyrant File

Not that you need telling that Thomas Friedman has the soul of a tyrant, but he went and brazenly admitted it.
I have fantasized—don't get me wrong—but that what if we could just be China for a day?  I mean, just, just, just one day.  You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions, and I do think there is a sense of that, on, on everything from the economy to environment.  I don't want to be China for a second, OK, I want my democracy to work with the same authority, focus and stick-to-itiveness.  But right now we have a system that can only produce suboptimal solutions.
He just knows he's got the "right" solutions, and he wants to impose them rather than debating them democratically. He just wants government to "work" with the authority and focus and stick-to-itiveness of the Chicoms. He is tired of democracy, poor baby.

You go first, Thom. 

Update: The Anchoress has a most excellent rant in the same vein, calling out Andrea Mitchell, Woody Allen et al and ending with a nice horse laugh at the tyrants' expense. 
Every murderous totalitarian government of the 20th century began with some insulated group of faux-intellectuals congratulating each other on how smart they are, and fantasizing about how, if they could just install a dictatorship-for-a-day, they could right all the wrongs in the world.
It is the ultimate fantasy of the narcissist. And we’ve got whole generations of them, in control of our media and our government, all intent on “remaking America.”
Columnists have probably always been horse's asses. Scarier for me is that more than half of my facebook friends cite the tyrants and their calls for tyranny with approval. They agree with Woody Allen that Obama should be dictator for a few years...just until things are "right," and then we can go "back" to freedom.