It's bad enough that a huge number of American voters say they are going to vote for John Kerry (search) because they despise George W. Bush (search), rather than actually liking something about Kerry. But you ought to read what is being said about us overseas as we steam toward an Election Day.
People around the world are praying we'll relieve them of George W. Bush.
Over the weekend The Guardian (search) newspaper — as left as they get and a Bush hating rag of the first order — ran a column by one of its columnists who ran down a long list of reasons he hates Bush and then asked, "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinkley Jr.… where are you now that we need you?"
In this country, if somebody writes that kind of thing they get a visit from the Secret Service to see if the writer is spending his evenings cleaning handguns and taping pictures of the president to the wall.
The Guardian apologized for the line Monday. But imagine, on Friday night when they put the paper to bed, nobody among the staff of editors thought there was anything wrong with it.
Why? Well, for the same reason that The Guardian stepped in a pile when it thought it would be helpful to tell voters in Ohio how to vote. After a huge middle finger salute from Ohioans and other Americans, they called that stupid trick off.
But the reason they do this stuff is they hate Bush so much they feel entitled. To them it's just obvious he should be hated.
Monday's Financial Times of London ran an endorsement of John Kerry. Why it's their business is anybody's guess, but in the middle of the endorsement they said, "The scandal of Abu Ghraib has stained America's reputation for a generation."
Could that be just a little over the top? After all, nobody's head got cut off.
No, this election is about one thing and one thing only: If you don't hate George W. Bush then you're stupid.
Funny, I don't feel stupid and I'll vote for whomever I damn please.
That's My Word.
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