Monday, May 26, 2008
George Galloway is Useful
In what is perhaps a world first, George Galloway has actually contributed something useful to the human race. I have no time for Galloway; when he was hit in the head by a flying rubber stress ball last month, a significant part of me wished it had been a small hatchback or a washing machine instead. But in the article he wrote for today's Daily Record - found here - Galloway describes Hazel Blears as a "speak-your-weight machine"; an analogy I find quite marvellous. It's far better than 'parrot' or something of that ilk, because comparing Hazel Blears to animals rather implies that she has a soul of some description, and isn't just a smug, nagging automaton that's full to the brim with stock phrases and misleading statistics.