@shinji - Yours was intended to be included. Americans are stupid, but no stupider than anyone else.
Debaser wrote:People are forgetting that Phil Hill won the title, and he was born in the US. And yes, I agree with Shinji with his anti-American sentiments, I mean Sarah Palin a serious politician???
Last thing I'll say, to inform the uninformed.
Sarah Palin was the Republican Party treating the voting public like idiots. Woman Figure + Publicity = Mass Votes!!! ... Yeah... um...
I just love to point out the similarities between F1 politics and US politics... The only major difference is that in F1 politics, the people involved are right in front of you, sort of like the WWE or whatever, in US politics... well, they just cut your education funding until you're so dumb you don't understand what they're doing, so they're not
entertaining, and push a celebrity culture in your face to distract you from politics... so it's way easier for them to get away with *insert item government wants to get away with*, and with privately-owned news factions that tell you what to think, and with two parties that are very similar to each oth-... SIT DOWN.
Also, Barack Obama is as far left (Liberal = Left Wing, Conservative = Right Wing) a U.S. President will get in the foreseeable future, and he's at best only slightly left-of-center. Which is probably where Ari Vatanen stood. But since the FIA voters are waaaaaay more conservative than the U.S., they were not ready to elect change (something the U.S. could do with more of, admittedly), and instead elected John McC-... Jean Todt. Sorry.
Anyway... back to USF1... if it's anti-Peter Windsor sentiments, then that's fine and dandy, but for the love of all that is good and green (or just for the love of all that is good, there are some really nasty green things), do not let Peter Windsor identify all that is American. Even if USF1 laps the field at every grand prix and wins the championship, that won't identify all that is American. Why? They don't have a a major celebrity on their team for Americans to go gah-gah over. By this logic, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as contractual lead driver at USF1 (because Americans are somewhat chauvanistic), with Danica Patrick as the contractual number two driver, but given the same expectations as the lead driver. Seeing as the lead driver would be Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (or just Dale Jr. from here on out, that's what he's known by most), that wouldn't be a tall order. Dale Jr. would masterfully wipe out all his competition in the pits by driving through his pit stall and smashing into the other cars, then fixing his front wing and going out to get the points scores he deserves!... Sort of. Danica Patrick would then be used as an example for all women drivers in the U.S. despite not being given a fair chance, because remember, if they're not white males, the first determines how good the rest are!
Ending rant, and leaving my sour grapes back on the sour grapevine I ordered directly from Ron Dennis.