Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ya can't beat a bit 'o' Georgie

You've got to hand it to George Galloway. Whatever you may think of him, he's a blogger's wet dream, a never ending source of quotes, controversy and strange speeches, all delivered in that unmistakable rhetorical style that has served him so well over the years. That is of course when he's not working for that fine and progressive employer, TalkSport radio, the station that also brings you such anti-imperialist luminaries as Mickey "Celebrity Fat Club" Quinn, Charlie "Vote Bush" Wolf and soon, apparently, Terry "The Word" Christian. A more formidable line-up of talk radio talent there never was, I tell you.

Anyway, to continue the paean to George, here's a clip I recently saw. Recent I say, but one which shows all the signs of going down as yet another vintage performance. Not only do we get the line (which I'm fairly sure I've heard before) that two of the Arab world's "beautiful daughters, Jerusalem and Baghdad, are in the hands of these foreigners", presumably meaning the US/UK forces in Iraq in the latter case, and Israel in the former. He also goes on to tell us that nothing can be done about this by the Arab leaders, "because they are in bed, fornicating with the foreigners". Which conjures up all sorts of pictures of Dick Cheney and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, that you may not want to ponder too closely in the immediate aftermath of a decent lunch.

He says we need "a few drops of water" to change the political/media landscape in the UK. He urges people who want to help, to get in contact via email or via his website. Further, we are told about how the amount of money thrown on casino tables in London by Arabs could achieve that change. Apparently George has ideas about how to do this, but no money - after all, remember how he must struggle on his MP's salary, book revenues, appearance fees etc. It's a surprise that he manages to afford a decent dinner, really.

Anyway, I wonder what these "ideas" are? In fact, I'm so curious that I may just give him a call on Saturday and ask...

(Hat tip: My commenter Bruce, for the clip)


Blogger stroppybird said...

"you may not want to ponder too closely in the immediate aftermath of a decent lunch."

Well the thought of Bush and Blair playing Clinton and Monica (presumably with blue dress and cigar) is something that will disturb my sleep tonight !

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cash will pay for Galloways room service.
as ever

2:00 PM  

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