Richard Stompidou wrote:Martinr. My fellow Obaman. Let me try and work this out. Governing a small state (Alaska - Palin) is a matter for derision; presumably governing a slightly larger state (Arkansas - Bill Clinton) is ok. Governing a big state (Florida - Jeb Bush) must be even better. And a mega-state (Texas - George W Bush)... that's the best qualification of all? But actually, no executive experience is better than any of that, especially if you've been arsing around in Congress for 100 years like Joe Biden?
Don't get me wrong. I agree with you that Palin is an unsettling VP choice. No worse than many other VP candidates in history, but not a great choice. But the population of Alaska is really neither here nor there.
Stephen Fry wrote:Ok, if this is about swapping youtube clips, here's my offering (much profanity):I have often felt a hot flare of shame inside me when I listen to my fellow Britons casually jeering at the perceived depth of American ignorance, American crassness, American isolationism, American materialism, American lack of irony and American vulgarity. Aside from the sheer rudeness of such open and unapologetic mockery, it seems to me to reveal very little about America and a great deal about the rather feeble need of some Britons to feel superior.
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