Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of politicians in general (bunch of overpaid public servants who get lots of perks while telling the rest of us to tighten our belts). But I digress.
Back to John Key. This time around he’s being slammed for saying Liz Hurley was hot. And that he kinda fancies Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba, too. Apparently he’s being sexist.
I guess the commentators would have preferred him to declare he had the hots for George Clooney. Then it would have been a homosexual row perhaps, instead of a sexist row.
Or maybe he could have admitted to having impure thoughts over someone a little less “hot”, like that Jocelyn Wildenstein sheila who had all the plastic surgeries or Charlie’s squeeze, Camilla Parker-Bowles (or whatever her name is now). That would give the armchair psychologists something to think about.
Interestingly, Listverse put together a top 10 list of the ugliest female celebrities in 2007 and both Camilla (N0 10) and the the surgery addict (No 1) made the list. And John Key’s predecessor, Helen Clark, made it to No 3.
Surely there’s nothing wrong with someone commenting on the attractiveness of a celebrity? Is our PM not entitled to admire the hotness of some random celeb like the rest of us (for the record, George Clooney … mmmm).
But again, I digress. All he’s done is admit to having the hots for someone who makes a living being seen as hot: he’s not cheating on his wife, he’s not claiming false expenses, he’s not lying to his voters. That the Brit media got so stuck into this story makes it even more laughable: have you had a look at what passes for news on their various online news sites lately? If it’s not about Dancing With The Stars or who’s bitching at who on X Factor, it’s all about the fake-tanned, fake-boobed bimbos bonking their well-paid sports stars.
Oh, and the occasional scandal involving their own politicians. Real scandal, though: you know, ones involving cheating on their wives, their expenses and their voters.
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