Regulans are new to US politics.
In fact, on their planet they don't have politicians. Quintelex, having just thrown his hat in the ring for the 2012 presidential race, is anxious to be just like any other earth candidate. So he brought his three key advisers (pictured above) from his home planet of Regula to help get his campaign off the ground.
Their first task was to hire Democratic and Republican operatives to teach Quintelex how to be sarcastic, angry, condescending, and, most important, to lie.
Unfortunately, Regulans are genetically incapable of lying. President Obama and contender Mitt Romney will be forced to carry that burden alone. Both seem up to the job, according to the most recent computer analysis conducted by a team of Regulan Tarot Readers.
Since training Quintelex in lying and smear campaigns was ruled out of the question, this allowed Candidate Quintelex's three advisers to concentrate on developing a plan to save the US economy (which will soon have a credit rating lower than most lemonade stands) and restore a sense of fairness and understanding to the American people. Quintelex was clear in his telepathic instructions- do not develop a plan like either the Democrats or the Republicans. Neither of these parties is much to write home about- particularly when you live 135 million light years away.
Instead, Quintelex demanded a scientific plan based around what Americans actually do. Once the Regulan computers figured out what Americans actually do versus what they say they'll do, Quintelex felt discovering a realistic solution would be simple.
And it was.
Today he unveiled the new Regulan Facebook Plan.
If elected president of the United States this year, he will immediately implement this comprehensive plan. Congressional approval will not be necessary since they will be replaced with Facebook Likes and the new Facebook Don't Likes.
Yes, under the Regulan Plan, Facebook will replace American politics.
No longer will there be such a thing as illegal immigration or legal residency. Only those people with a sufficient number of likes will be allowed to stay in the country and this could change at any moment based on their Facebook status.
Income will be completely fluid as well, and will be distributed according to the number of Facebook likes an individual has achieved. Poor people could become wealthy overnight if enough people like them. Wealthy people could become overnight paupers seeing their income distributed to more popular individuals.
Justin Bieber will, of course, be excluded.
A peculiar aspect of the Regulan Facebook Plan is that plants, animals and imaginary characters would have the same rights as people if they received enough Facebook likes. The reasoning behind this aspect of the plan was really a nod to American culture. Quintelex felt that if corporations are considered citizens, trees should be, too.
Some in the media protested that trees should not have citizenship and due process- they're not human. Then again, neither is Quintelex.
Initial reaction to the Regulan plan was mixed.
Most of his audience were too busy texting to hear him anyway.