The BBC is running a poll on its website to vote for the Greatest American of all-time as part of an upcoming global debate about the USA’s place in the world. And look whose winning?

Call me a humourless bastard, call me a conspiracy theorist, but this smells of one of those co-ordinated attempts to rig a vote with organised block voting – time for a bit of investigating. Still, if Homer wins, should at least be fun to watch the right-wing US bloggers get all het up about the latest BBC slur against their nation.