Wednesday, January 09, 2008
So, Hill came good - which might explain the stunned silence from Appleyard. This result can only be good news for the Republicans, who will thereby garner the Anyone But Her vote, whoever their candidate turns out to be. As has been pointed out more than once on this blog, a propos La Clinton and also our own Great Helmsman, people so fundamentally unlikeable and lacking in human characteristics don't get elected. What struck me about all this, though, was the tone of the BBC coverage as the result (on the Dem side - obviously Republicans are an irrelevance in their world) came through. Hill's narrow victory was reported in terms of outright Clintonista triumphalism, as if it was the Second Coming - for some reason, the BBC loves Hillary. Why? Is it the old Clinton 'stardust' (a tawdry quintessence of BS)? Is it because she's a woman? Does that trump being black? Is it because she's been on Woman's Hour? I don't know - I find it all very bewildering. Glad McCain came good though, even if he's too old to make it to the finishing line. He should have been President instead of Bush - things would look very different now.
Posted by Nige at 10:37 am