We reap from the third world what we sow: if some Nigerians learned lessons in capitalism from global oil companies that helped corrupt and despoil that land, it is hardly surpising they absorbed some of the Texan oil values that now rule the White House.
In the apparent fear that there would be some remaining doubt as to her stupidity, so she also helpfully provided her own email address. Thanks, Pol! You have inspired the very first
IOWAHAWK READER CONTEST #1: BILK THE GUARDIAN COLUMNIST
1. Compose your own Nigerian scam email to Polly at email@example.com
2. Post a copy in the comment section.
3. Winner is determined by the largest bank wire transfer scammed, measured in Euros.
4. Grand Prize: One day all-expense-paid trip to Ottumwa.
5. Eligilbilty: Open to all Coalition of the Willing residents 21 years or older. Employees, family, friends, pets and houseplants of Iowahawk Heavy Industries Ltd or its affiliated sweatshops are not eligible.
Re: IMPORTANCE OF OPPORTUNITYS PLEASE
HELLO HONORABLE GUARDIAN OPINIONING JOURNALIST OF ANTI-WAR ACTIVISMS, MY NAME IS THE HONORABLE EZEKIEL MBUTO, ESQ., OF LAGOS AND I FORTHWITH WRITE TO YOU WITH A SECRET OFFER OF OPPORTUNITY-IMPORTANCE. I AM TO BE THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIONER OF MY DEPOSED UNCLE, GENERAL PATRICK BONGAMBO, HOLDER OF VAST NIGERIAN PLATINUM RESERVES. HE WAS UNFORTUNATELY DEPOSED BY ACCURSED UNITED STATES CIA OPERATIVERS WHO DEVIOUSLY AND FALSELY ACCUSED HIM OF SELLING YELLOW-CAKE URANIUMS TO IRAQ, FOR SEXING-UP UNITED NATIONS WAR-ARGUMENTING.
MY FINE UNCLE WOULD NOW VERY LIKE MUCH TO BE CONTRIBUTIVE OF POUNDS STERLING TO THE CAMPAIGNINGS OF DOCTOR HOWARD DEAN, TO UNSEAT ILLEGAL WAR COWBOY BUSH. THUS HE SHALL BE IN RETURN OF HIS RIGHTFUL POWER SEAT IN LAGOS. HE REQUESTS YOUR ASSISTMENT IN THIS ENDEAVOUR. PLEASE BE OF REQUEST THAT YOU WILL BE SENDING YOUR ROUTING-BANK NUMBERS QUICKLY, AS TO STOP THE BUSH NEOCON WARMEN IN AMERICAN RE-ELECTIONS.
YOURS IN SINCERITY,
THE HONORABLE EZEKIEL MBUTO, ESQ.
439 MORON WAY
LAGOS, NIGERIA E4G