Friday 11 September 2009


I watched the storm in a teacup (largely fuelled by Twitter, it seems) that blew up after that Joe Wilson called Obama a liar during his speech on health care reform last week with some amusement. I suppose growing up in a country where the Prime Minister is regularly heckled, questioned and insulted by members of the opposing party means I don't really understand how any politician in any country calling itself a democracy can be above such treatment. If you believe in what you're saying, why would you not want to publicly defend it?

This guy obviously though other Brits might have the same idea, and I thought the article was really interesting. I guess the office of President is revered more as our monarch is, as opposed to the leader of our government.

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