Questions you are frequently asked when you are an American living in Ireland (during the presidential election lead up, election and fall out).
Q: Does the American media cover Irish politics as incessantly as Irish media covers the American election?
Q: Who are you (did you) vote for?
This can be from friends, strangers, cashiers… anyone. American politics is fair game as casual Irish conversation goes.
Q: How did this happen?
Q: Oh. You’re American? Are you OK?
Notice these questions make a blatant assumption that I am on a certain side.
Q: Why do you use the electoral college?
Q: What is the electoral college?
Q: What is the difference between the house and the senate?
Q: So you’re staying in Ireland, then?