The BBC’s “World Affairs Correspondent,” a man named Allan Little, was just on BBC News 24 explaining Gordon Brown’s visit to America. Brown, he said, was an Atlanticist, but one that prefers a certain kind of America. According to Little, Brown likes the America of “human rights” and, no doubt, the America of my own newspaper, the Times. “In other words,” Little said, “blue state America, Massachusetts–not red state America, the America of George Bush,” where, as we all know, human rights mean nothing.
Well done, Allan! We’ll toast you today at lunch–and someday, in person (when “toasting” will take on a whole ‘nother meaning).