Madonna joins the ranks of entertainment people who seem to confuse their performance success with political savvy at the opening of her new tour in Cardiff, England. She just cuts right to the Godwin’s Law violation and proves she’s another of The Chosen One’s groupies:

Amid a four-act show at Cardiff’s packed Millennium Stadium, a video interlude carried images of destruction, global warming, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian President Robert Mugabe and U.S. Senator John McCain. Another sequence, shown later, pictured slain Beatle John Lennon, followed by climate activist Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi and finally McCain’s Democratic rival Barack Obama.

I think Madonna should get her bony butt on a plane and head right down to Zimbabwe immediately. Then she can take a visit – sans security personnel – of Zimbabwe’s poorest neighborhoods to witness what a totalitarian rulership actually looks like. Perhaps, if she’ll take off her Obama-colored glasses, she’ll see that the comparison of McCain to either of the tyrants she invokes is just too ludicrous to be seriously considered.

Assuming, of course, that she’s even capable of that manner of grown-up, rational thought. I tend to doubt it, these days. What’s more, she’s consigned herself to the dustbin of aging performers looking to prop up their waning days with some semblance of “See there? I mattered!”