I don't vote in British elections, and doubt they're really important for the history of the world these days, but since I follow both the Guardian and the Economist I sort of know who's who and such. Well, for those of you who don't follow such matters, the past two or three weeks they've been all agog about this new fellow, one Nick Clegg, boss of a normally unimportant party called the Lib-Dems, who is apparently really good at televised debates, and seems poised to be the spoiler of the election. I don't know much about him, and his party seems to be all over the political map depending on the issue, but I've got this vague felling that on the parts of the discussion that might interest me (Mideast policies, Afghanistan) he's probably not someone I'd vote for.
Today the Guardian endorsed him. Now I know this may make me look churlish, tribal, atavistic, primitive, irrational, mean, and generally unserious, but if the Guardian is for something, I'm against. Luckily for me, Normblog, a totally serious fellow who also happens to live in the UK and vote there, says the same - so I'm off the hook:
(5) The Guardian has come out for the Lib-Dems - and the Guardian is now a moral swamp, where poisonous vapours are allowed to circulate freely.