Sunday, October 26, 2008

Anyone for West Wing?

In the Telegraph online: Alaska's largest newspaper has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for the White House, saying it would be too risky to put the state's Republican governor Sarah Palin just "one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world."

and in this staff blog, Iain Toomey agrees, more on grounds of character than experience:

In Christine Toomey's profile of Sarah Palin there is a short passage which gets to
the heart of the doubts so many have about the Republican Vice-Presidential
"There is a high body count of people who have dared to disagree
with Sarah Palin, shown a reluctance to do her bidding or, in her eyes, failed
to support her wholeheartedly – among them some who say they too have been
hunted, carved up and cast aside along her path to power. These people warn, as
do even her closest friends and family, that in Palin’s eyes there are no grey
areas, no room for doubt. There is only right or wrong, black or white, “good or
evil”. Her father Chuck’s word for it is “stubborn”. One of her friends calls
her “dogged”. If Palin believes something to be true, it is – no amount of
evidence to the contrary will sway her, and everybody else had better believe it
The profile makes quite extraordinary reading. All four pages of it. If Sarah Palin becomes de facto leader of the 'free world', Austin Powers and Batman movies may become key psychological profile texts for trainee diplomats.

If you've ever wondered what could possibly be worse than Dubbya & Co...............

What was McCain thinking?

'West Wing', anyone?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Hi Dad!

So we were talking to my dad on Skype, and he was asking about the former Nuestra Señora de Telecomunicaciones - now Madrid Ayuntamiento HQ, which he's seen in pics and -I think - on Google Earth; and Habibi said, "Why don't we take the laptop on the terrace, and show your dad the View?" So we did.

Because we have the Technology.

And he was green and pink with envy.

There you are, Dad, in Madrid,with Nuestra Señora de TC behind you!