Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pope Benedict wows while Gordon Brown sleeps

If a picture speaks a thousand words, this juxtaposition is worth a thesis.

There is little more to be said. His Holiness is radiant and enthusing his audience; the epitome of courtesy and diplomacy. The Prime Minister is dull and patronising; and sufficiently discourteous to fall asleep during a UN meeting.

How one longs for a prime minister of standing, distinction, esteem, brilliance, influence...


Anonymous Craig R said...

"How one longs for a prime minister of standing, distinction, esteem, brilliance, influence..."

At the moment your grace, I'd settle for an election...

16 April 2008 at 22:44  
Anonymous Nothos said...

If you squint, the older gentleman to the left of Broon looks a little like a vague facsimile of Iain Dale...

16 April 2008 at 22:52  
Anonymous Elusive Pimpernel said...

... or even Tony Blair.

16 April 2008 at 23:02  
Anonymous Daniel said...

The Pope's got a nerve going to the States in the first place. If I were an American, I'd be asking one question. Whither, Cardinal Law?

The man's an arsehole of the first order - and, yes, you can print that!

16 April 2008 at 23:39  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

your grace
perhaps it was moment of much needed prayer !

16 April 2008 at 23:48  
Blogger Not a sheep said...

Unfortunately I think he's not asleep but leaning back, eyes closed, whilst two advisers tell him a good night story...

17 April 2008 at 09:45  
Blogger botogol said...

not sleeping, but blinking.

17 April 2008 at 09:57  
Blogger Unsworth said...

Brown is such an embarrassment. It makes me cringe to think that this awful incompetent mediocrity is representing Britain abroad. Is there no one else we could send in his place?

17 April 2008 at 10:00  
Blogger Dark_Heretic said...

Your Grace,

Our Prime Minister? Who voted for him and since when can the most senior post in politics be handed over unwanted anymore like yesterday's newspaper? As for his much vaunted Britishness why did he race his wife back home to Scotland so his son could be born in Scotland?

The US don't know who is, one newscaster even said Norman Brown if I remember rightly.

Brown and his cadre have done much to turn this country against God and convert them to the new green 'religion', except when it suits him.

The mans a joker, hippocrit, liar and obviously deserves the sign that the two men behind him are pinning to his back.

I know I should forgive my neighbour but sometimes it is extremely difficult


17 April 2008 at 16:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,
Who is there in British Public Life who meets your eminently appropriate criteria?

17 April 2008 at 17:50  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

Your Grace
I've listened to various podcasts of the first meeting between Pope and President. The band played the Vatican National Anthem - I hoped it might derived from Gregorian chant but it turned out to be something from an italian opera. It was a delight to hear Dubya pronounce 'Pax Tecum' in a Texan drawl and also pronounce St Augustine's name as 'august-een' (as if the saint were a female country and western singer)
Having said that, I thought the speeches were quite good.

17 April 2008 at 18:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniel is the only ahole around here and you can print that.

Show a little more respect to our Pope.

18 April 2008 at 03:18  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Anon - respect for what, and why precisely? Because you and others demand it. In any other walk of life, respect is earned, not taken for granted because you occupy some contrived and manufactured position of exultation. You are ridiculous!

18 April 2008 at 15:48  

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