What the Poodle Saw

Title: “A Journey: My Political Life”

Author: Tony Blair

Rank: 7

Blurb: “In frank, unflinching, often wry detail, Tony Blair charts the ups and downs of his career to provide insight into the man as well as the politician and statesman.”

Review: “Perhaps we were all fooled to some extent by the young, pretty boy, self assured image — although it is an image that has now also caught on in other parties!”

Customers Also Bought: “Our Kind of Traitor,” by John le Carré.

Footnote: “Tony Blair pelted with eggs at book signing in Dublin” [BBC]

A Journey [Amazon]

Buy or Die [Stinque@Amazon kickback link]


There is a thin line between being a loyal ally and being someone’s bitch. The problem with Blair was that he was never a loyal ally.

He and his BFF Caligutard need to be in the dock in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

@Tony Blair Witch Project: What’s going on with your hair in the cover photo? Looks like John McEnroe’s hair.

@FlyingChainSaw: A friedn in the UK reports that people are going into bookstores and moving as many copies of his book as they can to the “Crime” section. As a librarian, I generally disapprove of mis-shelving books, but in this case I might make an exception.

@SanFranLefty: I watched Project Runway with my wife the other night to be companionable. I was surprised at how much bitching and snark they got into one episode. Do they ever do men’s clothing? “OK, designers, your assignment this week is to make a pair of shorts that will make the model’s package look bigger.”

@Mistress Cynica: @Dodgerblue: Yes. I’m a member of Subversively Move Tony Blair’s Memoirs to the Crime Section in Book Shops.

I also know someone who was fired from Borders or B&N for putting the Bible in the Fiction Section…

Failed actor. Just think. If the BBC had given him a series about, say, a brash young reporter for a provincial daily working under the stern tutelage of a gruff yet, when the chips are down, surprisingly tender, editor who’s seen it all (and done most of them) with, as it turns out, an unexpected passion for Milton, and he’d been able to make a living instead of throwing in the towel and entering politics – none of this might have happened.

Love the moving of the books idea. I hide them in our local library – Ann Coulter, O’Reilly, etc. I put them behind large books about physics, for example; somewhere no one will ever look.

@JNOV: Did you mention that before? I love that idea about the Bible.


Re: moving books – this is a classic example.

@al2o3cr: Somehow, my lady bits are offended by that.


Spike Kinsey

I still can’t bring myself to troll this guy. It’s like he’s a tween stuck in a, um, not tween body.

@Benedick: You might have seen me share it (the Blair thing) on FB. The Bible thing — yeah, it was a pretty cool way to get fired.

Speaking of getting fired, check out the lion on the left, and wait to see his exit.

Oh, holy hell! I just watched most of Spike’s “Floor Moves.”

1. I have never been on a carpeted dance floor (glad to know it doesn’t have to be blue carpet).

2. I have never tumbled on a dance floor. Fallen while breaking it down, yes…

3. He tried to kick Sherryl! He’s WORKING, Sherryl!

4. He is totally doing the Curly Shuffle.

I will say this: Spike can clap to and keep the beat…

@JNOV: What? You *still* haven’t asked him about the burning church fetish? Trolling is one thing. Parodic excursions are an artform!

Did I miss something? What’s this about a burning church?

@FlyingChainSaw: Oh, that’s right … it all comes back now.

Can I throw water on that burning church? The world is a hard place. Spike dances in spite of it. I’m not sure he could afford to lose any spring in his step. Who will amuse us if he stops making videos? We’d never see Sheryll again.

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