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If Obama's cabinet began resigning, well, first off, that would be weird.  People don't really do that en masse unless the President is under criminal investigation that would implicate them.  But even so, he would still keep his job, at least until the next scheduled election.  Unless he has to resign because he has done something criminal.  

Britain can oust a PM whenever they decide it is feasible, correct?  And they have a system in which the party of the PM is determined by the party in power in parliament, correct?  Really quite fundamentally different than the American system.

What has Brown done to spur these resignations?  It seems to me that it is one thing to resign from a cabinet post (which in America is an unusual and personal thing) and another for a party to collapse.   Are the cabinet ministers just fickle?  Does the PM not really carry significant power?  What is the connection between the cabinet resignations and the party collapse?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 03:03:53 PM EST
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