Forgive me for using your signature line, Dave Barry, but I am not making this up.
Since all those awful headlines about Brexit disturbed me so much, I was wondering whether the full impact was hitting some “Leave” voters and making them have second thoughts.
Well, yes. The Washington Post had this quote today:
“Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just — the reality did actually hit me,” one woman told the news channel ITV News. “If I’d had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay.”
So it appears some Brits who voted on this perhaps didn’t consider what they were doing carefully enough beforehand.
Actually, it’s much, much worse than that.
Today, faced with all the madness in the wake of the vote, here were the most popular Google searches in Britain:
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) June 24, 2016
You know, the sort of search you might expect a voter to have started with months ago, if he or she intended to vote yesterday. Followed up by a whole lot of other questions.
Seriously. They did not have an effing clue.
I mean, here I was, feeling bad that I didn’t focus enough on the referendum to have fully made my mind up before yesterday, and yet I — a Yank who had no say in the matter — had been far more conscientious about the issue than these twits who got to vote on it.
Of course, the feckless Brits are not alone. Wonder how people in this country could vote for someone as clueness and ridiculous as Donald Trump? It’s because of stuff like this…