Friday, September 17, 2010

Taiwanese View of Latest Tea Party Upset

Carl Rove slinging mud (literally) at Christine O'Donnell, O'Donnell and Palin running over him with the Tea Party express train, O'Donnell's views on masturbation illustrated via CGI -- and more!

You can find a version with English subtitles here, but I prefer the one with words I don't understand. The pictures speak for themselves.

It always amazes me how closely people in other countries follow US elections. The reason is obvious, and it's not that they appreciate that American democracy is the greatest show on Earth, an endless source of mirth and merriment. It's that our elections affect them almost as much as theirs do -- sometimes more! Which is sad, if you think about it, and also unfair. After all, they don't get to vote in our elections, while we do.

Oh well, on with the show. And I have a ringside seat!


Will S. said...

Here is Canada, we'd like to think we're just as familiar with American politics as we are with our own, and I think a case can be made for that; goodness knows, our media pays much attention to the goings-on south of the border...

Our late Prime Minister Trudeau said it best, when he compared Canada and the U.S. to a mouse in bed with an elephant; the elephant need not be, and probably isn't, aware of the mouse, but the mouse is very much aware of every little move the elephant makes, as must needs be the case, for the mouse to survive.

Will S. said...

On the Tea Party phenomenon in general: someone has grouped together a collection of signs from Tea Party rallies, with misspellings, which he/she has dubbed 'Teabonics':