In de binBlair finally announces the date of his departure. Er… which happened sometime yesterday in Sedgefield. The date of reckoning was only announced publicly the day before yesterday which didn’t really leave me or anyone else enough time to express our personal feelings about his departure, in fact we were given so little notice that Blair was able to fly to his constituency, Sedgefield in a private jet without meeting with the adoring public that the sycophants were assured must exist…

How different from the days when he took the British electorate by storm and won an overwhelming majority promising to make Britain a kinder place. Then later as a friend of Bush he took him to visit his home in Sedgefield and his local pub, no doubt, as proof of how he, Blair, was undervalued by the British electorate. Look, he must have told Bush, in all his years he had only managed to acquire a modest house in the environs of Sedgefield and only ever warm beer to drink in the local. The life of the British politician is gruelling*, very quaint, and a world away from the Bush photo-ops in the ranch where cronies (FEMA and Texas police Dept) spend most days clearing the ranch of shrub and the tents of embittered mothers (and their supporters) who have lost their sons in Bush’s war. Bush of course found this all so quaint and immediately awarded Blair with a shiny medal as compensation. Blair to date has not been able to collect the medal for fear of being tarred with the label of being Bush’s poodle! He should have not worried because that label was attached to him on Feb 17.03. The idea of a kinder Britain out the window. One in which representative democracy died and two jelly babies rule by consent.

Nothing more to say really as the sycophants dutifully pay him homage. One such toady from Ghana praised his humanitarianism and told us how wonderful he had been for Africa. Rwanda. Sierre Leone. Somalia. Democratic Republic of Congo. Zimbabwe. Darfur. Note how Darfur’s now the Word, not Sudan! Darfur … Whoop de doo.

*arduous: characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; “worked their arduous way up the mining valley”; “a grueling campaign”; “hard labor”; “heavy work”; “heavy going”; “spent many laborious hours on the project”; “set a punishing pace”