Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Compare and contrast

In the US, what an election and what fascinating politics! There's race there, gender, class (McCain doesn't know how many houses he owns; Palin is a simple 'hockey mom' from a small town), sex (Palin again with her daughter), religion and abortion: it's all in the mix, all fiercely boiling over, and it's captivating.

In the UK, meanwhile, we have doughy faced Brown, Cameron and Clegg lining up to scrap over tedious technocratic bollocks. We're forced to get our kicks from watching our PM collapse politically and, increasingly it would seem mentally, before us.  

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