Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Seinfeld Of Politics

This Cameron coddling is getting out of control. Yes, he managed to give his speech without notes, but it's not like he was talking nuclear physics is it ? Nope, in so far as the speech was an ultra-bland series of highlights from Hallmark cards, it wasn't like he was going to alienate any key demographics by accidentally refering to puppies as 'cute' rather than 'loveable' - although that's not to say that he doesn't find kittens cute and loveable as well.

What was remarkable about the speech was not that it was short on content, it's that content had been ruthlessly cleansed from it. It was a series of ludicrously unobjectionable ends provided absent any hint of means. An alien visiting from another planet would have left with no greater idea of the issues at stake at the end than at the beginning.

Cranmer was more enthusiastic about the speech than me, but I think he's right to point out the post-modern nature of Cameroonacy. We've had Seinfeld, a show about nothing, now we got Cameron, a politician without policies.

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