The Guardian is asking its readers to write directly to U.S. voters asking them to vote against Bush. Letter writers include Richard Dawkins and John Le Carre, whose most recent novel, Absolute Friends, is basically a howl of fury about American foreign policy. He begins,
Maybe there’s one good reason – just one – for re-electing George W Bush, and that’s to force him to live with the consequences of his appalling actions, and answer for his own lies, rather than wish the job on a Democrat who will then get blamed for his predecessor’s follies.
If Kerry does win (ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease) we will need to work twice as hard to counteract the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, who’ll go into overdrive and make us wish for the pleasant days of Whitewater.