February 13, 2008
Still separated by a common language
Our President is called the Monarch. Unlike the US, we have had several female presidents, including the current incumbent. We have yet to have a black president, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. The President doesn’t have any real power, though, and rather than being elected to serve a limited term, she inherited the job and reigns for life. Imagine a late-second-term lame-duck US President facing a hostile Congress, while anaesthetised and tied to a chair. It’s a really expensive chair, though.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 13, 2008 07:01 AM
It would actually be easier to understand an explanation of the British government without all the replacing of British terms with American ones. (For example, we know what a "monarch" is, and it's not a "president.")
They may not have the Electoral College, but they do have cricket, which I believe is just as incomprehensible. Then again, I don't understand baseball.
Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 13, 2008 04:04 PM