Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Blair-faced devotion

Well, Tony won't be answering his elders and betters back any longer, I imagine, now that he's finally thrown his mendacious lot in with Vatican Inc. It's only a stone's throw, by helicopter, to Tuscany, after all, and presumably he'll be making himself useful about the place until God makes direct contact. Let's face it, how long can the current CEO hold down the job? By the time Tone's sorted out the Middle East and ditched the bitch (the Sacra Rota, natch), he'll be more than ready to slip on those Prada pumps and get his ring well buffed. And no more foolish promises over dinner, right, Tone? This time it's to the death.

4 comments:

Chancelucky said...

Seems very strange to me. The man essentially enables a war in Iraq on false premises, loses his job at least partly because of it, then converts to Catholicism. I somehow don't think George W. Bush will do anything like that though.

Charles Lambert said...

It's only strange if you assume that Blair and Ratzinger are men of moral integrity. If that were the case it would of course be impossible for Blair, who is not only a warmonger but also, to his credit, a supporter of civil partnerships, proponent of stem cell research and defender, albeit reluctantly, of a woman's right to abort, to be received into a church that preaches world peace, the traditional model of the family, the sanctity of human life, etc. So clearly it isn't the case. What we have here is a basically political alliance between two shallow men corrupted by power and a delirious, and mistaken, belief in their own importance. They're welcome to each other.

Bush won't do it because he can't pronounce transubstantiation.

Kay Sexton said...

Gods below bless you Charles, for using that excellent word, mendacious, to describe our former and unlamented (by me at least) leader. What an absolute two-faced shit he is!

Charles Lambert said...

Yes, I love the word and I love using it to describe people in power. Because, oddly enough, it always seems to fit.