Last Thursday evening, when the headlines were announcing that our first gubernatorial recall election would be held Oct. 7, I leaned toward a slim man in a perfect suit and asked to talk with his boss, the speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament. The aide demurred. I courteously implored. The Ghanaian Parliamentarian, an elderly man, appeared tired from days spent attending last week's National Conference of State Legislators, held at the new Moscone West convention hall. Burly and bored, he half-dozed at a table during the event's closing gala. Couldn't he speak with me, I asked again, just for a moment? But again,... More >>>