Saturday, 18 April 2009

I wanna grow up to be a politician

Been looking at the Labourhome site, which for some reason I don't do very often. It's better than I recall. I think last time I looked at it was when there was reshuffle gossip and someone on there was suggesting Ruth Kelly was in line to be Chief Whip. (That would be the same Ruth Kelly who at the time was battling with her Catholic conscience about whether she could support the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, and who, even leaving this aside, was probably the least likely candidate for Chief Whip in the entire Cabinet.) So my reservation about Labourhome was that it simply didn't feel like somewhere frequented by sufficient Labour people who were 'in the know' about things, by which I mean the quality of comments, not the posts. What I like about it, however, is that it's a relatively troll-free zone. And may it remain thus.

BTW on the Erith Thamesmead selection... to say the ballot box was 'tampered with' sounds like someone was trying to fix the result by, for example, removing, adding or amending some votes. 'Sabotaged' would be a better word.

Lyrics Byrds lyrics - I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician lyrics


Paul said...

Lyrics to elected by Alice Cooper

I'm your top prime cut of meat, I'm your choice,
I wanna be elected,
I'm your yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce,
I wanna be elected,
Kids want a saviour, don't need a fake,
I wanna be elected,
We're all gonna rock to the rules that I make,
I wanna be elected, elected, elected.

I never lied to you, I've always been cool,
I wanna be elected,
I gotta get the vote, and I told you 'bout school,
I wanna be elected, elected, elected,
Hallelujah, I wanna be selected,
Everyone in the United States of America.

We're gonna win this one, take the country by storm,
We're gonna be elected,
You and me together, young and strong,
We're gonna be elected, elected, elected,
Respected, selected, call collected,
I wanna be elected, elected.

"And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the Wild Party!
I know we have problems,
We got problems right here in Central City,
We have problems on the North, South, East and West,
New York City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles,
Detroit, Chicago,
Everybody has problems,
And personally, I don't care."

Kerry said...

You lost me on the first line. I can see that on your leaflets now.