Now, in theory, Marquis strikes us all as a terrible choice for moderator. But in practice? I'd say not so terrible.
I can just see the crowds spread before the dais now, RabbitFighter and JarethsGirl proudly hoisting posterboards emblazoned with the ultimate campaign slogan:
MARQUIS 4 MOD "Not So Terrible as You'd Think"
Seriously, though, for all my bitching, I've never had too much beef with the mods, and while I'm sure I would evince a more levelheaded, less shouty, and all-around Moderatorial style if I were conscripted into the Great Service, I'm in no hurry to give EJ and the Gang the bum's rush.
Literature is [the art] best suited to challenging absolutes of all kinds. Because it is in its origin the schismatic Other of the sacred (and authorless) text, so it is also the art most likely to fill our god-shaped holes