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As a former constituent of George Galloway’s (1987-96), might I perhaps add some observations to Bob’s article?
Galloway is a product of the Dundee Labour Party of the 1970’s, a snakepit of vice and corruption if ever there was one, and has been a professional politician on the taxpayers’ dime almost since his teens. After a spell as Leader of Dundee City Council in which his signal achievement was to raise the Palestinian flag over the town hall, he was selected for (or carpetbagged his way into) the parliamentary seat of Glasgow Hillhead, later to become Glasgow Kelvin. Many’s the time that Kelvin’s lone conservatives could be heard paraphrasing Galloway’s cry to repel the Crusaders.
Having been dumped out of Kelvin by redistricting, and out of Labour, he has lit the touchpaper of Islamist leftism by winning Bethnal Green & Bow in the East End of London. His next trick will be to try to win control of Tower Hamlets Borough Council in two years time — he’s said so himself. That will give his Respect & Unity Coalition its first taste of real power, something he hasn’t had since his salad days on Tayside.
But at least his appearance before the U.S. Senate has made him one of the world’s two most famous Dundonians. One is forever portrayed as a dark actor at the heart of sinister events, plotting against his government for his own advantage.p>The other is Ian McDiarmid — Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in “Revenge of the Sith.” br> — Martin Kelly br> Glasgow, Scotland /p>
So that’s who that was. I was operating the controls to the VCR at my dad’s place trying to view a Monty Python video, and I got instead CNN with this fellow doing an early Sean Connery/ James Bond stammering out his denial.p>I was wracking my brain as to where I have seen this chap before, and it finally hit me — it was none other than Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf (aka Baghdad Bob) in the Witness Protection Program. br> — Paul Milenkovic
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?