It's been hard to not follow some of the happenings across the Pond these days... a general great excitement of Nick Clegg to the election scene. It's amazing that the candidate that came in behind ended up with quite a lot of power looking at the hung Parliament. Nonetheless, I've enjoyed the Tweets and general updates from my friends in the UK. Things still look interesting, but as always, time will tell.
On a side note to the UK elections and their struggles to form a government, I've relied significantly on my friends abroad for the happenings because in typical self-centered American fashion, the news here has decided to delve into their coverage by way of how this could be a foreshadowing of things to come here, in November. Never mind we have a primary process going on in most states right now and through the coming weeks which should provide an actual insight into our electoral outcomes... but the news really isn't about the news these days. As I noted to another recently: Why arm yourself with things like the facts?
I'm still hopeful for Nick Clegg... only partially because I'm completely impressed with a candidate in any race who openly admits they are an atheist. As someone who has only recently been able to openly admit I'm an atheist--and it's the subsequent arguments you inevitably receive (followed by the comment that you will be prayed for) that are exhausting. Not to take over Clegg for my own purposes as our media might... there seems to be some amazing things he will be able to pull out of this election. And, if our media is right, and this UK election is a sign of things to come in November 2010... I'm all for it.
Anyway, while the Brits are working deals and all things politico, it is worthwhile to note that over the weekend, in an AMAZING 8-0 game, The Chelsea Football Club took their league championship. Not all was lost! :)
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