January 08, 2006

Hail Spode, Once Again

I honestly thought it was a joke the first three or four times I heard it, but it's for real: George Galloway has decided he can best serve his constituents by appearing as a contestant on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother reality TV program.

Harry's Place points out previous SWP objections to the program ("...by watching Big Brother you too become part of the dehumanising process...") which have now been clarified by the great one himself. Dehumanisation has its uses. As Galloway explains, he's doing it "for Palestine." And for The People.

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 8, 2006 04:13 PM | TrackBack

The entire eleft in England is trying to work out a way to keep him in there, so he can't pretend he's the 'leader' of the anti-war movement.


Posted by: Tim at January 8, 2006 05:54 PM

Nice Wodehouse reference.

Posted by: Mike Beversluis at January 8, 2006 08:04 PM

A step in the right direction for politicians. Conceding the distorted line where reality is illusion.

Posted by: matty at January 9, 2006 05:50 PM

Yes, it is amusing that Galloway would (apparently) change his mind about the value and utility of appearing on reality television.

But compared to the intolerable conduct of hack neo-conservative columnists and traitorous right wing apologists for whom Frank is a shameless apologist, this is no big deal.

Posted by: Aryamehr University at January 10, 2006 02:15 AM