We have in England a left wing newspaper called the Guardian. It’s a broad-sheet, respected for its intellectual stance, and accepted (sometimes even derided) as left wing. Its the “media-luvvies” favourite. Its the champagne socialists paper of choice. You get the picture.
And guess who they are backing to win the US election?
Aha! Youve fallen into my leeetle trap. Bwah ha ha! The correct answer here is not “Dubya” nor even “Kerry,” but is in fact “Why on earth should a BRITISH newspaper be meddling in the US election? After all, we let them have their independence years ago!” This simple concept is, it seems, lost on the Guardian. Or are they pulling off the most wonderful piece of satire in years with you, my dear American readers, as its victims?
Exhibit A: Operation Clark County. The newspaper invited Brits to register with them, and in return they would be sent random email addresses of voters in the crucial state of Ohio, presumably in the hope that these well-meaning Brits would write to their new Ohio friends and urge them to vote Kerry. In the first three days, more than 11,000 people requested addresses.
Today, the Guardian published some of the responses sent by the Ohio voters. It is hi-fuckin-sterical. Entitled Dear Limey Assholes, it is a stream of obscenity directed at our fair isles. Almost every one of them is simply apoplectic with rage at the idea of a bunch of “yellow toothed pansies” (as writes one) telling them how to vote. One by one they remind us that if it werent for the Americans we would be “goose stepping around Buckingham Palace” and that “real Americans aren’t interested in your pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions.” Have a look for yourself its the funniest thing WOW London has seen in years.
(My thanks to Louise Brown in WOWs London Office for forwarding the article to me).
[Ed. note: Excuse us, but “we LET them have their independence”?]