Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Nervous Jangling In The Pants Of Power


In the interests of...well, espionage, I've been taking a canter through the dark recesses of LibDemery. And boy, are nerves a'jangling.

An Oxford Liberal squawks:

"Do I think CK is perfect? No. Does he sometimes frustrate me with his fuzziness? Yes. Has he been a successful leader? Undoubtedly. Has he got the stomach to stay on as leader 'til the next election? Perhaps not.

But let's allow him some time to decide that, and not indulge in some knee-jerk panic to the much-hyped Cameron honeymoon. My message to those MPs indulging in reckless media briefing against CK is simple: shut the fuck up, or else show some backbone, and say in public what you're whispering in private."

Cripes.

Or what about the quaequam blog:

"I was going to declare the old story as being Kennedy’s own personal “Pants of Power” moment (notwithstanding the PM’s daily Pants-wearing incidents). Now, however, that all looks rather redundant."

Sorry- pants of power? Just what does go on under those LD kilts?

"Seriously though, this has gone on for far too long. It’s time to put up or shut up. Making Kennedy damaged goods is all very well, but if you aren’t prepared to stand up and be counted now, you are simply arseing about. The problem, I suspect, is that no-one wants to be another Heseltine - caught holding the bloodied knife and thus rendering themselves unelectable as a future leader. But all this isn’t damaging Kennedy; it’s damaging the party.

UPDATE: Predicably, the Times has done a right number on Kennedy on this issue, even listing the runners and riders for an expected leadership contest. Personally I think they are looking at too narrow a field. And Mark Oaten has “youthful appeal”?! Having bald leaders didn’t exactly do the Tories much good in the recent past."

It's all there- pants of power, bloodied knives, and a morbid fear of baldness. But is that how you spell arsing?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wat, on behalf of Her Majesty (who likes a flutter) there may be a problem with your comments. They don't seem to be appearing.

The Palace

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Wat Tyler said...

Sorry about that- it was due to incompetence by a tecnical operative here at Tyler Towers. Mrs T has been admonished.

8:39 AM  

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