Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cross-dressing...not my kind of thing


Political cross dressing is all the rage these days (more on the religious variant later). First President Sarko was at it. He has been busy bringing all kinds of lefty/centrist lowlife into his government in order to build a consensus for wide-ranging economic and political reform. Now it seems that Fife’s proudest son has had a similar brainwave. Politics should be bipartisan Gordo has declared. Lib Dems ought to be house trained and bribed/brought into the Cabinet…and soon. On the record, the Lib demmers are having none of it:
“…We are an independent party which firmly disagrees with Labour and Gordon Brown on the issue of Iraq, civil liberties, including ID cards and 90-day detention, nuclear power and council tax to name but a few."

Blah, blah…..the Libs would sell their souls to Cherie Blair or even Beelezebub himself in exchange for a few seats in the Cabinet. Although the Libbers would do well to remember that Blair had made extravagant coalition promises to them on the eve of the 1997 election…and then promptly shafted them good and proper after getting a landslide majority. But then Ming might be tempted to succumb to Gordo’s dubious temptations …..after all, more than a half of Liberal Democrat voters believe that Sir Menzies Campbell should be replaced as party leader. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
It’s not just politics that is infected with cross-dressing. The Anglican community is, as we all know, a pretty desperate place these days. And at least the American bit of it is prone to a spot of cross-dressing unique it is absurdity. It seems that one Anglican woman priest…..brace yourselves….also happens to be a part-time Muslim. Islam takes a decidely dim view of inter-faithism as far as IstanbulTory is aware…..but that apparently poses no problems to the wilder edges of American Anglicanism. Whatever would His Grace say? Personally, I am not one in favour of consorting with the enemy......

4 comments:

verity said...

I think the political 'cross dressing' meme died a death while you were away. That's why no response.

Ellee said...

I don't imagine Labour is keen on this either. You've just reminded me of a meme I should have followed up yesterday but forgot about on Gordon Brown.

Bel said...

My, my, look who's back.

Really good to see you back, Istanbul Tory.

Sorry for going off topic. Just pleased to see you back. I'll go read your post now :)

istanbultory said...

Bel, Many thanks. I shall be paying you a visit....