Saturday, November 06, 2004

Post-Election Tales

Here are a couple of post-election stories that caught my eye and I thought were interesting/humourous:

In the first one, we learn that people from Ohio think the British are "weenie-spined Limeys" and have "pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions."

Brits' campaign backfires in Ohio

In the second story, we are reminded that people get the government they deserve:

'Mystery Candidate' Wins Without Campaign


Helen said...

The Brits should have given up after the Boston Tea Party,1773, recognising that those who would dump tea in the sea were beyond taxation, er redemption. It's curious that none of the surrounding British war ships fired on the 'Indians' dumping tea.

If the Guardians had managed to sway the swing voters there may have been some lessons for the left-of-Blair Labour members to learn as Blair's party learnt from Bill Clinton how to win the election coming from the ultra left in a right wing country.

As it stand the Brits are resigned to Blair's party winning another term. You won't see record turn-outs at the next election here. I can't see a republican paper trying to sway voters here as they are happy as things stand. Blair should be less dictated to though.

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

After the elections, there is nothing much I heard about except some traces of cheating. I don't know how it goes, but thinking of it makes me sick. For me making fool out of the electoral process is unforgivable. Jus imagine who will suffer if cheater wins.