Sometimes when you look over at the US from this side of the Atlantic it's really hard to figure out just what makes many americans tick. The latest one that has me really puzzled is the broohaha over Sarah Palin and her recently released book "Going Rogue". This is the same woman remember who seemed to barely have a clue about how the Federal government worked and who couldn't describe the role of the US Vice President despite the fact that she was campaigning for the post on John McCains' ticket.
The fact that she stands up for the rights of Americans to own big guns and shoot living things has no doubt earned her a place in the heart of many Americans. Some of them do after all like to periodically take those big guns and shoot their fellow citizens and it is important that they defend their right to do this I guess.
Many countries sometimes get enthralled by politicians that to outside observers seem completely unfit for office. France has had her share of them and Italy seems so far unable to shake off its love affair with the buffoon sex addict Berlusconi. So we shouldnt be too hard on the US I suppose for its apparent infatuation with Sarah Palin and her brand of redneck dumbness.