Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

In keeping with today’s theme, throughout this post I will be using the traditional British spellings of wourds. (I am also driving on the left-hand side of the road while I type, but that is just a coincidence.)

David Cameron

DFID – UK Department for International Development

Like many Americans, I can’t decide whether or not I think British Prime Minister David Cameron is hot. As soon as I hear his accent, all I can think of is that scene in Love Actually when Prime Minister Hugh Grant tells off the smug Americans (I HATE THEM SO MUCH) and then dances adorably through whatever the British equivalent of the White House is.

(Side note: To the person who wrote this criticism of Love Actually, I want you to know that I have a lengthy, point-for-point rebuttal of your poisonous screed composed entirely in my head. If anyone would like to hear it sometime, all you have to do is be the lucky person sitting next to me on a plane.)

Anyway. Initially I planned to address this problem by asking the people of Britain to tell me whether or not David Cameron is hot. Presumably they have become acclimatised to British accents, the same way that you would become acclimitised to spelling “acclimitised” with an “s” instead of a “z” if you had been doing it wrong like that your entire life.

But upon further consideration, I’m not sure that the British would be able to set aside their political biases. It’s like how many Americans STILL can’t admit that George W. Bush is a stone-cold fox, even though it is obvious to anyone who has ever seen a very cold fox.

Fortunately though, I have a solution! AUSTRALIANS.

Australians have an even more alluring accent than the British, making them immune to David Cameron’s accent just like Superman is immune to kryptonite. (Wait, is that right? Oh no, you guys, I think I might have accidentally poisoned Superman!)

Anyway, I’ve put together the following poll, which is for AUSTRALIANS ONLY, YOU GUYS. IF YOU ARE NOT AUSTRALIAN AND YOU TAKE THIS POLL I WILL KNOW BECAUSE I AM LOOKING AT YOU RIGHT NOW THROUGH THE TINY CAMERA ON YOUR COMPUTER AND CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THERE AREN’T ANY KANGAROOS HOPPING AROUND IN THE BACKGROUND.

There are a couple of Koala bears sneaking up behind you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. You could just be at the zoo or something.

Now, on to the poll!