"Political conversations are a lot easier these days!" says one American woman living in Yorkshire

Posted on May 2, 2009 by peacefulyorkshire

yahooavatar15Thank 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?

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  2. Michelloui May 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Totally, totally agree! High hopes for this guy, but already having Obama in the White House means a bit of relief from the relentless blah blah blah about Bush.

  3. yankeebean May 3, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I lovelovelove this post and I 100% know what you mean. It seems that the dark days have past and our new and hope-filled leader is in control…

    I also love the 100 days in 100 seconds… the last picture is a total knock-out. The only better pic I’ve seen is the one showing the holes in his shoes :)


  4. peacefulyorkshire May 5, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Yes, now the tables are turned a bit, haven’t they?!!
    Although Gordon Brown tends to wind up in all kinds of embarrassing situations for himself, i really try to refrain from plying my fellow Brits with jokes similar to the ones I got when Bush was in power. Why? Only because I know how that feels to be embarrassed about your country’s leader…. instead I sit quietly and eventually it is brought up amongst fellow Brits, no prying needed. Poor Gord, he just cant get no respec’ ’round here…. if only he could keep his fingers and his nose apart when cameras are around he would find it easier.
    Yankeebean, thanks for the link to the pic. Loved it.

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