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President 2008: Rudy Giuliani Sox Barack Obama And John McCain

IT’S the flip flop to end all flip flops -if you’re a baseball fan in New York.

One of the city’s best-known Yankees fans, Rudy Giuliani, told a New Hampshire crowd yesterday that he’s supporting the hated Red Sox in

Posted: 24th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hill And Bill Clinton’s Great Romance

SAYS Hillary Clinton in Essence magazine on the matter of husband Bill: “Oh he’s so romantic. He’s always bringing me back things from his trips.

“He brought me a giant wooden giraffe

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Posted: 24th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Republicans Attack Hillary Clinton And Each Other

WITH less than three months to go before Americans decide which two candidates will square off in the Presidential election, all eyes are fixed on the Republicans.

It’s not that Hillary Clinton’s Democratic nomination is assured. It’s just the race

Posted: 23rd, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Socks It To Pets

HILLARY Clinton used Socks, the White House cat, to show that “chilly” Hillary had a “caring, maternal side”. And then…

Says the Times: “Clinton’s treatment of Socks cuts to the heart of the questions about her candidacy. Is she too

Posted: 21st, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Love Is Nicolas Sarkozy And…

THE Sunday Times sees “French tongues wag” as Nicolas Sarkozy separates from Cécilia, his glamorous wife, and plays the field.

As reported: “He was seen frolicking in a Paris nightclub recently with friends, among them Maud Fontenoy, an attractive yachts-woman

Posted: 21st, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Under Attack: The Sun’s Call To Arms

NO small polemic in the Sun where the lead cartoon illustrates the nations Armed Forces rising up and killing Gordon Brown.

An RAF fighter pilot spots Brown’s plane and screams: “Gordon Brown at 6 o’clock… On his way to sell

Posted: 19th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Was There When Gordon Brown Signed The EU Treaty

“10 MYTHS ABOUT THE EU TREATY,” announces the Independent’s front page. “FOR TRUTH ABOUT THE EU TREATY, SEE PAGES 2 &3.”

It takes a brave newspaper to begin with not one, not two but three pages of European newzzzzz…

The

Posted: 18th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Hillary Clinton Is Ready For Action

RACE for the White House Hillary Clinton is on:

America’s presidential hopefuls are using every trick in the book to get their message out. And it seems they’ve decided gimmicks and gags work far better than boring old party

Posted: 17th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Menzies Campbell Resigns: That Letter In Full

WRITES Menzies Campbell in his resignation letter with notes (and in big print):

“When I was elected Leader of the Party in March 2006 I had three objectives.

Live long and prosper

First, to restore stability and purpose in

Posted: 15th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prime Minister’s Petitions: We The Undersigned…

“HE talks about a clamour for an election,” says Gordon Brown at Prime Minister’s Question Time, in response to David Cameron’s goading. “I looked at the Downing Street website this morning.

“Certainly there is a petition calling for an election.

Posted: 13th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Andy Burnham On Gordon Brown’s Marriage Of Convenience

DIZZY notes: I see the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Andy Burnham, has given an interview to the Daily Telegraph and basically said that the next step for the Government is too recognise marriage and civil partnership through the tax

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Quote Of The Day: David Cameron Is Arnold Schwarzenegger

SAYS David Cameroan: “My wife said to me: ‘How are you going to explain to an American audience what sort of Conservative you are?’

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Posted: 13th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Biggest Boobs In Westminster: Jacqui Smith’s Knockers

JACQUI Smith, Home Secretary, has “hit out at male colleagues who ogle her cleavage (see all pictures) and “smutty journalists who obsess about her low-cut tops (see all pictures)”.

Sun readers know that a big chest equates to a big

Posted: 12th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Greater (London) Boris Johnson Is Taken Back

BORIS Johnson is standing for London Mayor. He is MP for Henley, which in estate agent speak is to the west of Fulham.

Says Boris in his Telegraph column: “And I had a flashback, and I rememberer-London school…”

Boris is

Posted: 11th, October 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Grimaces And Bears It: Bet On Him To Lose

“I COULD take you and show you one of our bottle banks,” says Bob Neill, a Tory MP at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Question Time. Gordon Brown gulps.

David Cameron then invites Gordon Brown to “discover a bit of bottle”. Gordon

Posted: 11th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Presidential Race 2008: Fred Thompson Enters Stage Right

PRESIDENTIAL hopeful and former TV star Fred Thompson survived yesterday’s Republican debate. But he failed to make a big enough dent to emerge as a strong contender for the Republican ticket. That title seems firmly attached to frontrunners Rudy Giuliani

Posted: 10th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown The Magpie: One For Sorrow

GORDON Brown’s pre-election, pre-budget, campaign report, as delivered by Alistair Darling, has been given the bird, namely the magpie.

The Mail calls Darling “MR MAGPIE” on its front page. The Times heralds “The Magpie budget” on its cover. The Telegraph

Posted: 10th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


US President 2008: Hillary Clinton V Hillary Clinton

IS this the calm before the storm or have America’s journalists finally dozed off? Today’s papers are practically devoid of election coverage compared to weeks of late.

It could be a post Columbus Day hangover. Or the fact that everyone

Posted: 9th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Gordon Brown Did Not Call An Election: Official

IT was because, as the No 10 website reveals:

Gordon Brown has said there will be no general election this year following mounting media speculation.

In an interview with the BBC in Downing Street, the PM said he had a

Posted: 8th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glass Warfare: Gordon Bown Bottles It But Daily Mirror Sees ‘Liar’ Cameron

HEADLINES like “LABOUR IN CRISIS” (Indy), “Battered Brown struggles to restore his image” (Telegraph) and “”HE’S IN THE BROWN STUFF” (Sun) have missed the essential point.

Thanks to the Mirror, readers know that Brown is a hero and David Cameron

Posted: 8th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Bottles It And Prevents Change

GORDON Brown “BOTTLED IT”.

At least that’s what the Mail on Sunday’s front page says.

Gordon Brown offers another explanation, something along the lines of the country not wanting him to call a general election, a dental appointment he dare

Posted: 7th, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Conservative Teresa May Puts Both Feet Wrong

THERESA May, Shadow Leader of the Commons, is doing a passable impression of Cilla Black birdie dancing on a cruise liner in the teeth of a mid-Atlantic storm.

But never mind the hair, the red lipstick and the teeth as

Posted: 3rd, October 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Conservative Party’s Emma Claire Pentreath Appreciation Society

DOES Emma Pentreath, a researcher for Hammersmith and Fulham MP Greg Hands think that in blacking up her face she will be fast-tracked to political prominence?

Wear an eye-patch, shrug an “oye vez” and dance like Sammy Davis Junior and

Posted: 2nd, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson: Gammon On For Livinstone’s Saddle

YOU join us at the Conservative Party conference where the handing over of the “blond mop of state” is engaging Messers Boris Johnson and Michael Heseltine. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or )

The Guardian’s Simon Hoggart sees Heseltine’s hair “as thick

Posted: 1st, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron: Mission Impossible, Combing Hair And The BNP

CAMERON Watch: It’s the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool and David Cameron is taking centre stage. That’s him perspiring under the arc lights. This is what the papers say of the man who would be leader:
THE SUN front page:

Posted: 1st, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0