Am I the only person who couldn't give a proverbial about what's going on in America? I mean, really. If you've tuned in to the BBC at any point in the past 24 hours, you could be forgiven for thinking Jesus bloody Christ had finally announced his comeback tour.
OK, it really is worthy of note that the Septics have at last had the decency to elect an African American to the top job. After all, it was only 60 years ago, when they built the Pentagon, that they installed double the number of lavvies - one set for whites and the other set for, er, others. But, y'know, guys, he's just another American Prez when all's said and done. He ain't gonna stop supporting Israel bombing the crap out of innocent women and children in Gaza. He ain't gonna solve the economic mess that his country bequeathed the world in the first place. And he ain't, if the clips I've seen today are anything to go by, gonna stop spouting that mawkish, cloying, saccharin drivel that passes in the States for oratory.
I'm sure there are plenty of old timers out there who will now tell me that if it hadn't been for the Yanks wading in in two world wars I wouldn't have the freedom to type this rant. And I accept there is some truth in that. There's also some truth in in the statement that if the Americans were as good at aiming guns as they are at firing them, there would be a fair few Tommies alive today to tell the tale.
Oh well, I really do hope our Bazza does a good job, and wish him all the best. But I for one will be expecting him to at least part the waters and turn a million bad mortgages into wine before he'll live up to the hype of the last few weeks.