Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Thin Man.

Funny piece by Matt Withers in today's Wales on Sunday. An interview with Mike German. It seems that the sole reason only 6% of welsh people recognised him in a poll was because the wrong sort of photograph was used. (sounds a bit like one of Network Rail's excuses) Apparently it was a photo of 'fat' Mike, rather than the new 'slimmed down sleek Mike' on offer at this election. According to the Lib Dems, some 40 % recognise the new 'Thin Man'.

And then 'Thin Man' says he wants to talk about Lib Dem policies rather than coalitions - and then goes on to talk only about coalitions. Never in the history of political conflict has one man been so consumed by the appeal of a ministerial car. When he finally gets arouynd to mentioning policies, its nuclear power and the green tax switch - which are both non devolved issues. Gareth Price, for heaven's sake, get a grip on your man. The Party is falling apart - even we've overtaken the Lib Dems in Scotland according to today's Telegraph.

And Mike finishes up by rubbishing Lembit. He says "I don't think it (Lem's extra-political activities) will have any effect whatsoever on our party". With this one wholly unbelievable comment, the interview lost all the credibility Mike had built up when he was talking about personal ambition.

7 comments:

sanddef said...

Yep. I've written my own transcription of the interview. I may not get any comedy awards, but I couldn't resist at least trying.

Glyn Davies AM said...

Rather good I think, sanddef. You inhaled the interview as I did. Yours is one of the blogs I will be adding to my sidebar next week.

sanddef said...

Yours is one of the blogs I will be adding to my sidebar next week.


Much appreciated.

Blamerbell said...

"Never in the history of political conflict has one man been so consumed by the appeal of a ministerial car."

That's a bit harsh on your mate Alun Cairns, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Lembit is stanfding for Mayor of Bucharest next year?

Glyn Davies AM said...

Why pick on Cairnsy. He's a top man - destined to go far.

Anonymous said...

its bournes turn next week for the matt withers mincer. looking forward to your post on that. it should be fun if you say what you really think