The Guardianistas are at it again. After getting blasted by irate Americans for trying to influence the election in a heavily populated county of a crucial swing state, The Guardian is gleefully posting some of the more obscene responses (along with the occasional sympathetic one) to their experiment, in which their British readers were given the addresses of people living in Clark Country, Ohio so they could persuade their dumb American cousins to vote against Bush.
Now anyone who reads The Guardian (Britain's answer to The New York Times) can see for themselves what horrible and uncouth people those Yanks really are. We swear and curse, we call them "limeys," and we poke fun at their stereotypically rotten teeth. They were just trying to educate us and we lashed out at them! Poor them, bad us!
Now, imagine the furor caused and the torrent of insults lobbed at Americans if they gathered the addresses of people in Britain and encouraged them to vote for Tony Blair in 2005. Can you say, "You interfering Americans!" Lots of Brits would.
I take my hat off to the letter writer from California who warned, "I want to advise you that you and anyone that participates in subverting the US presidential election can be criminally charged and perhaps even charged as spies." Perhaps we need a new Alien and Sedition Act!
Furthermore, read the content of the letter encouraged by The Guardian - all the sentiment about don’t be ashamed, the majority of you didn't vote for Bush, and we hope you can return to "the other" America, the one we all love and respect.
Yep, the "other" America: the America that will let the rest of the world decide what is safest for it. Face it, The Guardian and its readership asked for the degradation they received.