"Political conversations are a lot easier these days!" says one American woman living in Yorkshire
Posted on May 2, 2009 by peacefulyorkshire
Thank you, President Obama!
Now that old Bushy former president G.W. Bush is out of the White house I’m no longer listening politely, yet cringing with shame on the inside. Why? I haven’t had to listen to countless “did you hear what Bush did this week?” conversations at dinner parties. Oh, and at tea-breaks. And while driving with cabbies around town. Oh, and with the Tesco’s cashier. Maybe you have noticed that too? Instead the jokes seem to revolve now on Gordon Brown these days as he picks his nose on a Youtube video, smiles oddly when announcing MP tax allowance cuts and then disables any viewer comments. But that’s another story. Now back to the point of this post. President Obama has celebrated his 100th day in office this past week, and even my co-worker Fran is not saying that she thinks that Obama is going to be assassinated anymore. Thank goodness.
Now here is where you come in. For the last 100 days we kept a (non!) official poll to ask you if you would consider moving back to America now that Obama is president. The inspiration for such a question? Well, I know that I have been much more tempted to up sticks and move back to the US. I felt that things could be different there with a new leader–and some of you did too! Well, at least 16% of you.
The other 48% of you said that you are happy living in the UK (tea anyone?) despite him in being in office.
20% polled were already IN America.
16% polled wanted to wait and see how things progress. (Do y’all still feel that way?)
To leave you to celebrate your May Day Bank Holiday weekend I have found this BBC clip, 100 days in 100 seconds. Now how sweet does that pup Bo look?