Back in high school
I met a girl and she could turn all the boys heads when Al Gore was Bill Clinton’s running mate, I mocked Gore’s monotone drone by pretending to be a robot, repeating the same hackneyed talking points over and over again. Every sentence would begin, “Bill Clinton and I . . .” and then after sputtering a few cliches, I’d break down. One of my classmates would pretend to wind me up and then I’d start all over again, repeating what I just said.
Little did I know that I was anticipating Ed Miliband, the UK’s Labour Party leader, by a mere 19 years.
I have to admit that at first I was unconvinced that the strikes were unnecessary, or that parents and the public had been let down by both sides, or that the government had acted in a reckless and provocative manner. By the third response I started to see that the government had acted recklessly and let down the parents and the public, but I still thought the strikes were necessary. By the final response I saw the light of reason, convinced by Miliband’s powerful argument.
As AP points out, this gets even better.
At just 41 years old, he’s already the leader of Britain’s Labour party, which means there’s an exceedingly good chance that he’ll be prime minister some day. What could go wrong?
Oh I’m sure it’s just going to go swimmingly when he’s negotiating with whatever dictator emerges out of Libya. Maybe he’ll get $48 worth of beads for the islands.