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“Insufferable Enlightenment”

It seems that the Guardian’s absurd, hubristic campaign to influence voters in Clark County, OH using only the plaintive cries of their readership is drawing to a close. Here are some responses. A cynic might suppose that the whole point of the exercise was to elicit abusive comments from semi-literate idiots, and there are certainly plenty of those. So the following is especially refreshing:

I understand the Guardian is sponsoring a service where British citizens write to Americans to advise them on how to vote. Thank heavens! I was adrift in a sea of confusion and you are my beacon of hope!

Feel free to respond to this email with your advice. Please keep in mind that I am something of an anglophile, so this is not confrontational. Please remember, too, that I am merely an American. That means I am not very bright. It means I have no culture or sense of history. It also means that I am barely literate, so please don’t use big, fancy words.

Nicely done there. And yes, I’d find it just as offensive if the Telegraph ran a pro-Bush letter-writing campaign. The thing is, they haven’t.

  1. Stan says:

    I would personally be honoured to set up a return service if anyone in America would like to try and influence the vote here.

  2. Danimal says:

    Clark County should turn this around. Everyone who wrote a letter should receive in kind advice next time the Brits do whatever it is you guys do to select a prime minister.

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