Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blair which?

"Tony is a very talented man, for whom I 've got a great deal of respect," Dubya told the Sun today. "I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that." Well don't ask me. An underdog, perhaps, but not a poodle.

And the phrase is flawed on yet another level. I have known several poodles, all of whom have assured me that the poodle is certainly not an obedient lap dog. No, the poodle is a strong, athletic dog with a very large mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, a quick mind and a rather impressive turn of pace. When he wants to be, the poodle can be a disobedient, riotous brute. Poodles offer stout companionship and scrubbed independence.

They have been the dog of choice for some of history's greats, among them John Steinbeck and Winston Curchill. The poodle goes with great men as it has the independence of spirit to be worthy of them.

It is most certainly not a cowering wimp. In short, to call Mr Blair "Bush's poodle" is an insult to poodles.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If not a poodle, a kitten maybe?

9:34 am  
Anonymous Steve said...

So now it's the cool thing to go bashing Mr.T eh? I happen to have sincere convictions that he was the best PM we will likely have had the good fortune to be served by.

9:37 am  
Anonymous Claire said...

I LOVE that they are making him Middle East correspondent. Er, IRAQ?

9:42 am  
Anonymous Tanya said...

Iraq? Bovvered?

Look at this face. Truth? Not bovvered.

9:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordon for King!

9:55 am  
Anonymous brian said...

Amen. Couldn't have happened any later. What the hell was Tony waiting for? Welcome Gordo indeed!

11:46 am  
Anonymous honkman said...

Tony Blair is a horse's ass.

That's right. You heard me. And I'll say it again:

Tony Blair is a horse's ass.

The prime minister who's capital city was struck by a coordinated and deadly attack by Muslim terrorists, is a horse's ass.

How so?

Not twenty-four hours after his own countrymen were massacred by Muslim terrorists, he says:

Blair said the assistance was designed "so that two states, Israel and Palestine, two peoples and two religions can live side by side in peace."
Israel isn't just one people. It's many people. It's a dynamic multicultural, multiethnic society.

11:47 am  
Anonymous bigmanlittlehouse said...

Honkman--I find it hard to get worked up about this. Some idiot staffer probably wrote the speech as a throw-away for him, using the buzzwords of the day.

11:48 am  
Anonymous rashjudgement said...

All eyes will now turn onto the Labour Party to see whether panic sets in and if these results mark the start of something more significant for the prime minister. If backbenchers do panic, then things could yet get very much worse.

But yes CS poodle Blair ain't!

11:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this Balir quote:

“Now is not the time for a change in direction … but a change in gear”

What is it with Blair and gears? Is he trying to win the Boy Racer vote?

11:49 am  
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