Thursday, December 12, 2013
A stylish Danish blonde upsets a few applecarts
It would probably need a strong man to resist the opportunity of some fun with Helle Thorning-Schmidt. She may be the Prime Minister of Denmark but she is also one attractive lady. And as you can see from the photos, Mrs Obama was intensely unamused. In fact she later swapped places with Mr Obama to separate him from the blonde. Mr Obama no doubt felt he had a Republican in bed with him that night.
And the British Prime Minister copped a bit of flak too. It is not known what Samantha Cameron said to him that night but he was chipped in Parliament and came out with the lamest of excuses. See below. He professed respect for Neil Kinnock.
Hopefully it was a joke. Known in his day as the "Welsh Windbag", Neil Kinnock lost the "unloseable" 1992 British general election to the Conservative but soppy John Major, an event that generated immense soul-searching in the British Labour party. I remember at the time saying to a British Labour Party supporter: "Your lot couldn't even beat John Major!" The agony on his face was a graphic reply. Some Labour party people still profess respect for Kinnock but there must be very few others who profess any.
The upshot of that agony was the installation of Tony Blair -- a man who was clever enough to use a lot of conservative talk while doing socialist things. Mr Obama has clearly learnt from him the usefulness of words entirely unconnected to deeds.
Both Cameron and Obama have been criticised for their disrespectful behaviour at the funeral but when I heard that they were sitting through a 4-hour ceremony, I couldn't condemn them.
DAVID Cameron yesterday tried to defend his decision to pose for a light-hearted ‘selfie’ in the middle of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service – by claiming he was only being polite.
The Prime Minister attempted to laugh off the storm of criticism he provoked after larking around with Barack Obama and Denmark’s prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
He joked he was being ‘polite’ by agreeing to pose for a picture with Miss Thorning-Schmidt, the glamorous daughter-in-law of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.
One wonders a little how it all went down in Denmark. I imagine the Danes would be both amused and pleased. If Denmark ever wants anything of either the USA or the UK, their Prime Minister is obviously in an extremely good position to make the request! Any phone calls from Helle Thorning-Schmidt would obviously be put through straight to the top! -- JR
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).