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Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Reaction from the US to the Guardian's Clark County project

Last week G2 launched Operation Clark County to help readers have a say in the American election by writing to undecided voters in the crucial state of Ohio. In the first three days, more than 11,000 people requested addresses. Here is some of the reaction to the project that we received from the US

Just go and read them, after putting your drink down....
For instance:

Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of shitty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dipshit. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals.
Wading River, NY

Hat tip to The Burnt Pig


Hilarious. There's nobody with such missplaced self righteous as liberal and a guardian readers, and I'm glad to they're doing their bit to re-elect Bush.

Jonathan Freedman wrote an article a few weeks ago in which he seriously suggested that non Americans should be allowed to vote in the US election because the US is so powerful. Absolutely no thought put into why it's so powerful though, and why we aren't.

I learnt of this through Kim du Toit's blog (never reading the Guardian myself) and all I can say is what do they think they are up to!

Also an apology to any Americans, the Guardian does not represent me or the UK.


My apologies for all the Americans who fell for this ridiculous claptrap. Too many of them are willing to believe one stupid little newspaper as the speak-all of a nation...this after bitching about our own media.

Im of the opinion that if you don't know how to use the internet now to check sources and get information from various sources, you probably deserve the lies you swallow.

Cheers to the British! I know that the Guardian does not speak for all, as well as I know that not all British are willing accomplices of the Left.

The England Project blogged on this also at 11.58am - spooky huh!

Thanks for the warning about putting my drink down, Englishman. I am going to write the Guardian a nasty note, complaining that there are "undecideds" all over the US!!!!! Well, not really, but the Guardian doesn't know that. How dare that rag slight us...just because we don't live in various Simpsonian Springfields!

I had to laugh at the replies to the G2. I still remember Maggie Drabble's drabble about loathing the US.

Oh, well.

As an American, I would have no problem letting Brits vote in our elections... just as long as we can vote in yours.

The French, on the other hand, are not worth the attention and effort.

If you look closely at Freedland's article, he does describe it as "a modest proposal".

It appears he was being a bit too subtle for his own newspaper.

I think it will have an effect opposite to what they intend. At least I hope it does. Looking at the responses they've gotten at the Grauniad I'd say they've put their ...er... masculine member (should they posess such a thing) in a beartrap.

I'm in the next county over from Clark County and I don't think their interference would be welcomed here either. I can't wait to hear what my friends in Clark County think of this.

From what I understand it is backfiring. The Kerry campaign wants nothing to do with this. On my blog I posted that I thought this was just a huge marketing ploy by The Guardian. However their latest opinion piece on how Nader should drop out irked me more for some reason. I attempted to tune into LBC or one of the BBC staions to voice my opinion by e mail but all they talked about was porn and what you should do if you see your child accessing porn.

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