Somebody buy these Brits a map
: Getaloada this incredible lead to an Observer (that is, weekend Guardian) editorial:
Some in the United States are already calling Bush’s presidential victory the revenge of the confederacy, and there is an element of truth in that. The states and territories which in 1861 fought for the right to own slaves voted for George Bush; those that did not voted for John Kerry.
How’s the saying go? Ohio shall rise again! But of course, the real effort is to say that Republicans like slavery. Did the people of India, America, Canada, Australia, and half the world ever get to vote for their Queen?