Politics is much more than a handful of ambitious men and women seeking to
oversee a country, county or city. at times politics can be just as entertaining
if not more than a 3-ring circus. All you have to do is read the papers or watch
the news to see the latest foible, miss step or huge trip up by politician "X"
or political party "Y."
UK Politicians Can Be Bumbling Buffoons
In the UK for instance, (let's leave gut-bustingly funny US politics out of it
for today), barely a day goes by it seems without some buffoonery or
bumblingness by one or more politicians. Take for instance, the very recent
incident of the impatient Conservative MP cyclist who verbally abused some cops
just doing their jobs.
Just in case you missed the story, here are the highlights. While the MP (Andrew
Mitchell) was attempting to leave Downing Street about a week ago on his single
speed, he tried to exit via the main gate and was duly told by the policemen on
duty that he had to use the pedestrian gate instead. And this is when the fun
Mitchell lost his cool and allegedly called the coppers - amongst other things
-"f****** plebs." Now, over the last few decades, the Conservative party has
tried its best to persuade the UK masses that it is not predominantly made up of
monied, privileged, public school-educated, posh-accented, gentrified, fox
Mitchell Allegedly Called Cops F-ing Plebs
But in one fell swoop, Mitchell managed to highlight the "great class divide"
between the "haves" and the "have nots," or as he allegedly so eloquently put
it, the "f-ing plebs". Despite apologising profusely for his tantrum and being
raked over the coals by the reportedly livid PM, David Cameron, the issue is
anything but over, with many people calling for Andrew Mitchell's head, er, I
And the Prime Minister himself is not immune, having been brave enough to accept
an invitation to appear on the David Letterman show in the United States earlier
this week, one of the country's most highly watched talk shows. As expected,
Letterman poked fun at Cameron and even embarrassed him, by showcasing his
failure to answer some 'UK general knowledge" questions.
To the PM's credit, he took it all in his stride and left the studio with less
egg on his face than many politicos expected. But if anything, the interview
showcased the amusing and ridiculous side of UK politics, which is no
doubt the only thing that makes it even remotely palatable to most ordinary
folks around the world.
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Posted by Anonymous at 14:04 on 28 September 2012