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far more interesting than Britain's? What's up wit' dat?
but politics in the US is far more character-based and 'showbiz' - more money, in a bigger country, with more frequent elections, and very specific boundaries. Most people here wouldn't have a clue who their MP is, but if you live in the states you're likely to know your state's two senators and probably the congressmen in your district because they have to be elected every two years so are far more visible.
The flip side is that the US set-up is useless for governing a country well. In fact, someone wrote recently that the best they can ever hope for at the moment is sub-optimal policies, which is very true.
Not if believe that government action can be a force for improving people's lives
1) More people means that there is greater likelihood of something crazy or stupid happening and the broadcasters have more stories to choose from.
You're over saturated with british news daily, that its nice for a change.
and the fact that they are afforded so much irony-free airtime (in the sense that TV execs genuinely believe their opinions are valid). Who doesn't love the Palin/Couric interview, or the O'Reilly/Riviera car crash?