4 June 2008

Hillary pillory

I wish they'd hurry up and have this election in the USA. The blanket coverage of just one party's expensive, procrastinated effort to pick a single candidate is really starting to do my head in.

I bet when Gordon calls an election here next year (and then hides for a month after doing so, on the perfectly reasonable grounds that his best chance of winning is by sitting at home with gaffer over his mouth until the polling booths shut) that the American media barely notices.

My first memory of American elections is when Reagan's win in 1980 was announced by John Craven on Newsround. My mum commented to me that the new president used to be an actor, making me think how cool it would be for Dennis Waterman to get the gig over here.

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