Reading the news on the net is such sweet sorrow. This morning, I blundered upon “A Nation of Nicompoops”, a virulent attack on the Obama administration by a Alex Massie, whose creds include having written for a publication called The Scotsman. Dissing Americans must boost his hits, but so many British writers seem make a profession of feeling superior to us crass colonials I wonder what would happen if they were forced to write objectively about American politics. Massie spent a whole five years in Washington DC and perhaps this qualifies him for punditry. In my opinion, it should qualify him to be the local dog catcher. That would free him from the onerous task of having to write about cricket–his political blathering is anything but cricket. Personally, I would like to import him to our little burg and let him run the dog pound. Unfortunately, Little Macondo by DC has its share of homegrown underemployed nincompoops competing for the post. The addition of a a British cricket writer to its number is something up with which they probably would not put.