The Guardian in London ran that headline over a story brought to our attention by Arts &
Letters Daily. The story recounts the results of a project that had Brits
writing to Ohio voters about the upcoming election. Now the fair country folk of the New World
are writing back. See, for instance, the second letter down:
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,
Polite. Elegant. Thoughtful. Judicious. Wise. All the qualities you’d expect from
an enlightened American, dontcha think?