Sunday, January 08, 2006

Ming steps out


Did you clock that jacket? I've been trying to find a pic, but it must have burned out the cameras. So the catalogue shot will have to do (courtesy Griffin & Howe, "finest in firearms since 1923").

When Ming stepped out over Charlie's body yesterday and stood at his frontdoor to announce his candidacy, he was wearing the kind of Bertie Wooster ensemble long ago banned by those tieless, shoeless, clueless Tories.

I don't know what it does to the men in grey sandals, but by God it should play well with the famous blue rinses in those rural LibDem/Tory marginals down South.

No wonder the punters have shortened The Merciless One's odds to 0.46/1, a 68% implied probability of winning. Si is on 5.2/1, Oaten on 7.6/1, and all the rest nowhere.

With Si's unpopularity among his colleagues, and Oaten's baldness coefficient, sadly for us well-wishers it's looking like there may not be a race at all.

Shame.

9 Comments:

Blogger Dr John Crippen said...

Although personally I have a fine head of hair, I know you are thinning a bit now Wat and I still take you seriously.

Are you trying to suggest the electorate is baldist?!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Daniel Vince-Archer said...

You appear to be misunderestimating the formidable John Hemming (see http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/), a charge that Hemming himself could never be accused of.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Daniel Vince-Archer said...

According to ePolitix.com, Tony Blair was 'bigging up' the Primrose Hill Massive (chiefly Dave Miliband and Dougie Alexander) in the Observer today.

(http://www.epolitix.com/EN/News/200601/0e765258-ade3-4e1d-91cf-02858ed6d479.htm)

One more thing, have you thought about having a 'who's backing who?' guide, like the one at Conservative Home during the Conservative leadership contest?

1:18 PM  
Blogger James Hellyer said...

The sandal wearers must have their man!

Go on Simon, run!

1:24 PM  
Blogger James Hellyer said...

And on the *other* leadership election, it sounds like Mandy has been on the nag:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/08/nmandy08.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/01/08/ixportal.html

1:26 PM  
Blogger James Hellyer said...

And John Hemming is canvassing for support:

http://www.meetingthechallenge.net/

1:28 PM  
Blogger Wat Tyler said...

John Hemming!!! What's going on in his head?

And Daniel- yes, excellent idea. I'll get going on who's backing whom later today.

1:40 PM  
Blogger John Hemming For Leader said...

A truly public-spirited individual *ahem* has set up an unofficial Hemming For Leader campaign blog. See http://hemmingsway.blogspot.com/ and voice your support for the ideal candidate for the Liberal Demoprat leadership!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Aidan Brack said...

If I decide to drop my nonpartisan banner I shall soon be Blogging For Thurso. Oh yes. Rather.

Where are my spats and moustache comb?

7:05 PM  

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