Wednesday, 4 March 2009
"Veteran US politician Ted Kennedy is to be awarded an honorary knighthood by the Queen".
What? The disgraced stupid youngest brother of the dead Kennedys, who allowed a girl to die in his car, whilst saving himself? Who hid from the police, lied and prevaricated? To be given an honorary knighthood? By the Queen?
"Prime Minister Gordon Brown will announce the award during his address to both houses of Congress today".
Ah. So it isn't the Queen, it's McBust, on his Save Me tour of Washington. A man who claims to be a great student of modern political history, particularly American history. A man who used to spend his summer holidays on Cape Cod. A man who 'writes' books about (wait for it) courage.
You would have thought that he would have heard about the Chappaquiddick incident, looked into it, formed an opinion. Or perhaps he just took Ted's word for it.
However, when one of the most boring speakers in the history of world politics gets his fifteen minutes in the American limelight addressing a few hundred American congressmen, his normal speak-your-weight delivery isn't going to cut the mustard. No siree. And his joke telling isn't just bad, it's non-existent. Those Yankee politicos gonna nod off like Grampa on his porch, 'cepting the ones who are pissed at this Limey sleazeball for blaming his woes on the Americans. Others will be transfixed by the facial tick - "What's with this guy's fish impressions? He looks kinda weird doin that gulping thing".
No, a gimmick is needed. Got it! - give a gong to the last surviving Kennedy! Chappaquiddick shmiddick - who cares any more? Friend of the IRA? - nah, they're all in government in Ulster now, having achieved the square root of fuck all in their attempt to unify Ireland, just thousands of deaths and thousands of pounds of pension to look forward to in their retirement, and all their mates out of prison. Ted, stupid? - yes, but he's a KENNEDY. They're American royalty, it's been said a million times. And anyway he's knackered, got a brain tumour, fell into his soup at the inauguration lunch, won't last long.
I've got an idea. Why don't we give him Sir Fred's gong?
A quote: " Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty? "~ Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973
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