Oh America. What are we going to do with you?
I know you are not all idiots, in fact some of my best friends are American (not really), but it has to be said - at least 50% of you are officially KER-AZY.
How do I know this? Well, call me psychic but I always had an inkling. However stumbling on a tiny piece in last weeks Times cemented it for me. The innocuous picture and panel shows Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's right hand man, Paul Ryan, with his 10 year old daughter out campaigning for votes.
So far so normal.
Underneath the wording reads 'Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, took time from his campaign tour of Ohio this week to buy $100 of camouflage hunting clothes for his daughter, Liza, 10, to go with the rifle he bought her last Christmas. Mr. Ryan a keen outdoorsman, is keen to make a play for votes of millions of Americans who see hunting and shooting as an almost sacred right'.
O.M.G. Where to begin?
Maybe with the fact that HE BOUGHT HIS 10 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER A RIFLE FOR CHRISTMAS. This is the man that around half of Americans are supporting as the second in command to run their country.
Whilst us Europeans debate whether our children should be allowed to play with toy guns the Americans are buying their kids real ones.
I can just imagine my husband handing our daughter a long box covered in reindeer wrapping on Christmas morning - 'you'll never guess what I got her...'
This. is. insane.
And the fact that it isn't considered to be in Amercia proves my point.
They are clearly nuts.