It’s always amazed me that the USA where almost everyone is taken to be literate is still home to some of the most ignorant people. The other day when a few people were asked to identify British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, no one could pass the test. They were all shown pictures of the man and asked who they thought it was. All of them laughed apologetically, guessing that he was probably a criminal, an alderman and even a musician.
It was explained away as the effects of growing up in a strong country that has the rest of the country looking up to it. This meant that they did not really have to stress their brains with facts about the wider world.
I don’t buy it.
And also, Maj. James Kinobe has at last been given a job. Remember how he was posted to Moscow yet there is already an envoy? Well, it seems the man who dishes out jobs for politicians has heard his cries and decided to save him from the humiliation of having to answer to that annoying question, “So, Major, what are you doing these days exactly ?”