Here in Ireland (and, I'm sure, in the rest of the civilised world) we marvel at the showbusiness extravaganza that is America.
The Superbowl, the (ahem)World Series, national politics - everything is arranged and choreographed with a care and attention to detail unrivalled by anything produced anywhere else.
And we love it - we have parties and pretend to drink Budweiser while we watch the spectacle and go 'Wow!'
So it's a bit of a downer, I have to say, when Diebold has a senior moment and releases the result of the 2008 election - kind of ruins it for us, y'know?
This report on ONN - America's finest news source - tells the story (Spoiler Alert!):
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early
Hardly worth heading to the bookie now, is it?
Maybe they'll get it right for 2012...