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Politicians exposing their shortcomings

The National Post has an amusing tale from Tirana, involving an Albanian Socialist politician who has just suffered the indignity of having naked photos of him published in the unforgettably named 'Sot' newspaper. Sot's site seems to have failed, presumably because of the sheer weight of Canadian web surfers with a fetish for Albanian lefties, so no link.

Showing a distinct lack of imagination, Edi Rama (for it is he) did not go on to claim that he has nothing to hide, but rather "These people are dangerous. They are destined to lose, because they not only lack vision, programmes and ideas, but have the cheek to treat our lives as if we’re their hostages".

Apparently he was voted 'World Mayor' 2004, awarded, so they say, to "mayors, who do not only improve the lives of their citizens on a daily basis but who have also a vision for their cities beyond the next election as well as influence national and international debates on the role of cities in the 21st century. Above all, World Mayor is looking for mayors who fight for their citizens selflessly and courageously". That man who sits in the giant glass eyeball on the South Bank does not appear to have been nominated of late....

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Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 8:21 pm

Id love to see ken naked , just for fun.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:34 pm

Rather you than me...  



Blogger Doctor Syn said... 8:43 pm

Mr. C -

Two questions:

1) With no wish to expose the secrets of the Magic Circle, how in heaven's name do you find this world-ranging stuff?

2) With a keenly masochistic wish to further increase the sense of intellectual inferiority I feel whenever I visit your blog, how many languages can you function in?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:06 pm

Dr S

1 - Time and curiosity.

2 - Decent French, very rusty German, and a smidgen of Italian and Spanish etc.  



Blogger james higham said... 9:54 pm

Peter - I wouldn't, as Mr. C says.  



Blogger Doctor Syn said... 10:12 pm

Mr. The C -

[obeisance]I am humbled. Thank you.[/obeisance]  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:33 pm

Dr S - Crikey...  



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