Paul’s guest blogging on Pharyngula at the moment and doing a very nice job too. He posted some good thoughts on the differences in public discourse between the US and UK here with examples of interviews with Bush and Blair. It’s interesting that a couple of months ago when Bush was given a slightly confrontational interview in Ireland it was Big News, but that’s the kind of thing you expect in Britain when you’re a politician.

It also reminded me of something Emma said a couple of weeks ago – if we’re trying to install good old American democracy in Iraq, how come they have a Prime Minister and a President, when we just have a President (to say nothing about the actual quality of the current one – I’m meaning more the office of President)? Does that mean what’s there is actually better than what we have here? Are we being short-changed?

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