Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Electability Ain't What It Used To Be!

Not to give aid and comfort to the enemy, but Tory bloggers: you could get away with casting Cameron giving Conway the boot as an example of firm leadership - but only if it hadn't taken him 24 hours to get there. Leadership often involves dealing with moral dilemmas, but what to do with a guy who's relieved the tax payers of £1.5 million isn't one of them.

Needless to say, I was shocked - shocked! - to find that all Cameron's pompous moralising was just a put on, still, it occurs to me that it's exposed something else about the World's Smartest Man.

If there's been one consistent theme in Cameron's leadership, it's that the base should just bend over and take it like a man in the cause of electability. Ideology is out, expediency is in. Yet when an outrageous case of corruption comes up, it's the senile fascists in the base who call it right, and Mr Electable who gets caught going the wrong way. I dunno, but you could almost think the whole 'electability' thing was just an excuse to shiv the conservative movement and replace their values with the kind of patrician arrogance which thinks that an MP with his hand in the till is no big deal.

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