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October 22, 2004

Tim Blair Gets Results!

British Sissy-Paper Calls Off Campaign to Swing Ohio Voters

British Writers Objected To Mass-Emails Suggesting That They Clean Their Teeth, Calling them "Chocolate Mouth"

A petty little victory, but this is just the place for such pettiness:

The Guardian yesterday ran up the white flag and called a halt to "Operation Clark County", the newspaper's ambitious scheme to recruit thousands of readers to persuade American voters in a swing state to kick out President George W Bush in next month's election.

The cancellation of the project came 24 hours after the first of some 14,000 letters from Guardian readers began arriving in Clark County. The missives led to widespread complaints about foreign interference in a US election.

It also prompted a surge of indignant local voters calling the county's Republican party offering to volunteer for Mr Bush.

Here's the thing: the rest of the world is so pleased with itself -- so self-satisfied with its ostensibly superior culture and education -- that they really imagined US voters wanted unsolicited mass emails. Because, you see, these aren't your normal unsolicited mass emails. These are from Europeans.

Thanks to NickS.


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