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I guess nobody told her the Australian PM is a woman and an atheist

10:20 am - 11/08/2012
It must be quite a shock for Julia Gillard to find that President Barack Obama's re-election somehow transformed her into Australia's male, Christian president who "actually supports what he says".

Confused? So was Kristen Neel, a teenager from Georgia, who gained Twitter infamy in Australia in a matter of hours on Wednesday evening.

After news President Obama won four more years, the 18-year-old tweeted: "I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says."

She has since deleted her Twitter account, but search tool Topsy showed she was retweeted over 1500 times.

Before she went offline, Ms Neel tried to explain.

"I was referring to the prevous (sic) office that actually had a moral position," she wrote.

Australian political and media observers didn't take long to pounce, sending out numerous tweets.

the_physicist 8th-Nov-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Lichtenstein has compulsory health insurance for everyone...

That aside, why on Earth Lichtenstein? Are people just taking a map of the world and going "Never heard of it before. But that place looks conservative to me. They must have a Romney guy in charge there. I'll move there!"
ragnor144 8th-Nov-2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
My daughter pointed out the health care situation in Lichtenstein and the classmate said something along the lines that it was ok there since it had been around so long.

I'm guessing that it is some kind of high school freshman hipster strangeness. Where I live we are closer to Canada than any other state, so there is no romance there. Everyone knows where the UK is, although many still call it England when they mean the modern country. If you want to look educated (or more like a jerk), go for something no one ever heard of. It has nothing to do with knowing anything about politics.
skellington1 8th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Perhaps because they're scrabbling for lesser known countries since so many people have pointed out that Canada and England have socialized medicine.

They really, really don't get the idea that the US is one of the only first world countries that doesn't.
the_physicist 8th-Nov-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
lol, yeah, probably. find some obscure country that no one can prove them wrong about! *eyeroll*
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beetlebums 9th-Nov-2012 06:17 am (UTC)
The land of sheep and one of the biggest military in the world.
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