Just realised the political affiliation of Gary Johnson, very much the St Jude of the American presidential election.
He is a libertarian. Not, as I thought, a librarian.
Which is a shame. Librarians rarely get to the higher positions of political life. Power goes to career politicians, lawyers and, occasionally, chemists or actors.
A librarian president would, I think, have a radical effect on the Constitution. The First Amendment, for instance, would have to be changed, to say you had the right to free speech as long as you whispered.
And the Second Amendment would say Americans could bear arms as long as they didn't use them. Bloody noisy things, guns.
But what if it were a libertarian librarian? Perhaps people would be allowed to put their own books on the shelves - and not necessarily in accordance with the Dewey decimal system. That way chaos lies.
But for me the clincher is this. If George W Bush and Tony Blair had been librarians we would never have invaded Iraq. They would have been too busy working out whether the "dodgy dossier" were politics, geography or fiction.
Vote Librarian for a safer world.