Last month, the british newspaper The Guardian sponsored a letter-writing campaign to independent voters in Clark County, Ohio. Clark County was chosen because it was a well-known pivotal county in a pivotal swing state. The Guardian hoped to influence our presidential election by appealing to the sensibilities of american voters.
Among the most disgusting of the letters published was one by Richard Dawkins, whose idiotic politics I have complained about before.
Well, it turns out that Clark County went to Bush by 2% (the spread was 1% before the campaign; I’m not sure which way). I like to think that people in Clark County, and elsewhere in Ohio, moved over toward the Bush camp as a giant “Fuck You!” to the shoddy arguments of the anti-Bush crowd.