"EU citizens may be dubious about the EU's effectiveness, particularly in political and military affairs. They may be unhappy about the democracy deficit. And they may be skeptical about their new constitution. But they know that the EU is an entity distinct from "Europe," a rising entity of their own creation that is not simply an imitation of the United States. As a result, American voters are genuinely living in a different world from their European counterparts."
I've been waiting for someone to say something like this.
To take a song from an obscene movie involving marionettes now playing in America: "E.U., Fuck Yeah!"