Awhile back, I noted that some stupid restaurant owners in North Carolina had replaced the french fries on their menus with a new item, “freedom fries.” Now, at the urging of a Republican congressman from North Carolina, the cafeterias at House office buildings have done the same. Can you imagine the government taking a more petty or childish official action? Will we next be sending some envoys to Paris to say “neener neener” to Jacques Chirac as he leaves his house? I realize that this is utterly and completely trivial in light of all of the other awful crap going on in the world, but it’s indicative of something larger. This sort of thing pretty clearly illustrates that we have government by and for idiots.