The Irish Look at US Politics


An email from Ireland to all of their brethren in the States...a point to ponder despite your political affiliation:

We, in Ireland , can't figure out why you people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States.

On one side, you had a pants wearing female lawyer, married to another lawyer who can't seem to keep his pants on, who just lost a long and heated primary against a lawyer, who goes to the wrong church, who is married to yet another lawyer, who doesn't even like the country her husband wants to run!

Now...On the other side, you have a nice old war hero whose name starts with the appropriate 'Mc' terminology, married to a good looking younger woman who owns a beer distributorship!!

What in God's name are ye lads thinkin over in the colonies!
I find it hard to argue with this logic.

Thanks for reading.

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C K said...

ROFL!! Now, THAT's a neat way to look at things.

Then again, with the election less than 2 weeks away, it does seem that it can only go one way.

October 28, 2008 7:20 AM
Ken Armstrong said...

Ha! :)

In truth, we get an Enormous amount of US Election coverage here in Ireland. (Much more that you get when we have an election).

So we'll all be glued to our shortwave radios to see what happens.

We also think that John McCain sounds a bit like John McClane so perhaps he might kick some ass up in the Nakatomi Building?

But, in the spirit of equality in commentary, I must also say, 'perhaps he won't?'

October 28, 2008 8:09 AM
Matthew S. Urdan said...

CK, It's always nice to start the day off with a laugh, isn't it? The thing is, the premise, as simplified as it is, really points out the major difference between the two party's philosophies in twisted, mixed up, but nevertheless accurate sort of way.

Ken, Why is it that the US doesn't really follow elections in other countries? Could it be Americans are so self-centered they just don't care?

Shortwave radio? Wow. I would have thought technological advancements would have made it to your side of the pond by now. If perchance you don't have XM or Sirius radio, I would have bet all the money that's left in my 401k that you would have FM or at the very least AM radio.

I like the DieHard reference. Maybe McCain should have been running on the Bruce Willis platform all along. In hindsight, it could've helped at least as much as his pandering for the ABBA Vote.

October 28, 2008 9:31 AM
Ken Armstrong said...

Okay I admit it - not really shortwave, CNBC, CNN, FOX News (spit) and shortwave too.

Yippee Kay Ay America! :)

October 28, 2008 9:50 AM
Matthew S. Urdan said...

Ken, are you calling America a "motherf*cker"? Just a little confused about your substitution of John McClane's classic quote. ;)

October 28, 2008 10:02 AM
Ken Armstrong said...

Gosh no. As if I would! I went there on my holiday. :)

October 28, 2008 11:41 AM
Matthew S. Urdan said...

Ken, cool, thanks for clearing that up. It was a little too ambiguous.

October 28, 2008 11:51 AM
Mike Golch said...

good thought!

October 28, 2008 12:42 PM
The Fitness Diva said...

Good one! The end was definitely a good kicker!

October 28, 2008 4:06 PM
hope said...

Reading stuff like this makes me think I'll actually survive long enough to ears are ready to bleed from all the noise the Parties make!

I don't think Americans are self centered when it comes to politics in other countries when you consider our own stupid candidates run for 2 damn years before they can even get the job. I don't have the stomach or patience to listen to this stupidity in multiple languages. ;)

Thanks for the laugh.

October 28, 2008 6:59 PM
Matt said...

Good one, Matt. I've seen it before in an email and it gives me a laugh. Oh, I'm half Irish, by the way. And I think Ken is yanking your chain. All in fun, of course.

Glad to have you back in the fold, Matt.

October 28, 2008 11:31 PM
WindMIll said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha

Ohhh I like this one! Good 'un

October 29, 2008 1:14 AM

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