Friday, November 25, 2005

Snarky Brit Wit

While the British Government invokes the Official Secrets Act to prevent disclosure of the transcript of a discussion between Prime Minister Blair and President Bush in which Bush evidently advocated bombing the Al-Jazeera headquarters on allied territory, another revelation is all too public. Here are the first and last paragraphs of Mark Lawson's Guardian view of a shameful spectacle (namely so-called reality TV.)

Almost 15 years to the day since Margaret Thatcher spilled one bodily liquid live on television - blubbing as she left No 10 - Carol Thatcher this week unleashed a stream from the other end, becoming, on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, the first British prime minister's child to urinate during a TVshow.

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In general, though, Carol T's appearance on the show demonstrates the efficiency of British democracy. In this country the rather lost and dotty child of a former leader eats slugs in a TV reality show. In America he becomes president.

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