The Chinese Communist Party can’t even do a decent show trial when they need one. The trial makes president Xi Jiping and his team look like incompetent bunglers. They need to find a new form of electronic lynching for the internet age. What they are doing with Bo Xilai is simply not working. Behind the facade of party leaders attired in immaculate business suits is a disoriented party, desperately searching for legitimacy, afraid to shed its Maoist past, and unable to avoid the image of a splintered party.