January 13, 2006


The Daily Mail seems to have a bit of difficulty understanding the true meaning of the term "cheap publicity stunt," as that's how they characterize Chief Whip Hilary Armstrong's petition urging George Galloway to "respect his constituents not his ego."

Cheap or not, the lady has a point:

Yesterday the Respect MP was pretending to be a cat, purring and licking imaginary milk from the hands of actress Rula Lenska as he missed the vote in the Commons on the Crossrail project which affects his voters.

As Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs puts it:

I think there is a real need for politicians to engage with people but I do not think that being on Big Brother or pretending to be a cat is the best way to achieve it.
I say. Rather.


(via Harry.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 13, 2006 04:56 PM | TrackBack

If you think that's something, wait until 2008 when Hillary Clinton pretends to be sane and not a wicked bitch.

Posted by: Zaphod at January 13, 2006 05:53 PM

L’État, c’est MEOW! I didn't realize Rula Lenska was a real person. I thought they just made her up for those shampoo commercials.

Posted by: Aaron at January 13, 2006 07:24 PM

Maybe all politicians should be put on shows like this; then we could stop idealizing (or deamonizing) these people and putting their jobs on a pedestal.

Posted by: josh at January 13, 2006 08:23 PM

Have you seen the video Scott Burgess posted? I'm fluctuating between insane laughter and the urge to puke.

Posted by: Emily at January 13, 2006 08:37 PM

Right there. Right there! Behold the Apocalypse!

Me: Oh. My. God. It's the End Times.

My boyfriend: Should we pack?

Posted by: Angie Schultz at January 14, 2006 03:39 AM