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We here in the West of Ireland reckon we know quite a lot about American Politics, with a particular emphasis on the innermost workings of The White House. I don’t think we’re alone in this, I think much of the developed world now feels much the same.

Of course we are probably mistaken but that’s not really the point. I will come to the point by-and-by.

Our education-proper started in September 1999 when a new TV series appeared (they don’t really ‘explode’, do they?) onto our screens. ‘The West Wing’ was smart, sharp, fast, witty, intelligent and engaging. It took us into the White House with new American President Jed Bartlett and introduced us to his staff and his family as well as his ambitions and his challenges.

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I can’t vouch for the rest of the world but I can say that, here in Ireland, we all watched the recent American election with huge interest.

On many days throughout the gruelling campaign the headlines on our national news would be all-about America. Yards of print space was regularly allocated to endless discussion of each and every new development. The fact that our own insular woes were pushed down the page for something that was patently not from us or for us – well it caused a little consternation.

But it was such a good show…

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