Thursday, September 11, 2008

Brown's Campbell?

The Guido Fawkes blog carries this post this morning, and wonders whether the Mirror's political editor Kevin Maguire could be ready to join the Downing Street team as Gordon Brown's Alistair Campbell. Brown needs a political street-fighter, certainly, but he needs some sort of effective narrative as well for any new Communications guru to get their head around. I suspect Fawkes' conclusion is right - Maguire would be committing suicide if he took the job.

Meanwhile, the Spectator sees James Forsyth challenging David Cameron to ensure he has a secure political foundation, citing Barack Obama as an example of what happens when the novelty of newness runs out and you are left politically bare.

7 comments:

Recubo said...

If Barack Obama is an example of what happens when: "the novelty of newness runs out." Then what difference is Sarah Palin, surely the self confessed Pitbull with lipstick is riding high on the novelty kite, and so when the american public realises she is a disillusioned "hockey mom" whos hypocritical nature (Creationist who has a passion for hunting?)Then the republican party will be left as drab and as unatractive as it was before JohnM cCain announced his running mate.

Anonymous said...

Why is a "Creationist who has a passion for hunting" hypocritical?

archangel Michael said...

anonymous - Creatioist, believes God made the world, might just think that what God made, including animals, is worthy of a bit more respect.....? Why does a 'pro-lifer' so eagerly support the death penalty? Palin holds those positions too. Here's hoping recubo is right and the Palin novelty kite comes crashing down soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh so believing God created plants means you shouldn't eat vegetables. Again there is nothing hypocritical about being a pro-lifer and supporting the death penalty. I don't believe you should be allowed to kidnap people, but at the same time I believe that criminals should be imprisoned.

Recubo said...

I believe it was Palin herself who described the Republican party as having: "Respect for equality and respect for life". That immediately suggests that she herself holds a "respect for life" and yet if she did then why does she support the death penalty an issue many Christians such as herself would deem not for man to decide. A respect for life would suggest that death should be prevented at all costs and not enforced as a punishment.

To make matters worse She bears a life time membership to the NRA and is fond of hunting. Surely a person so "pro life" and who believes that god created all animals would not take pleasure in killing them for sport?

Not only is she hypocritical in these policies but she supposedly believes in "abstinence only" and yet is quoted to be supporting contraception in 2006. If this woman cannot even establish her own views on issues, and contradicts many of her policies, then how on earth can she be trusted with a position of power in arguable the most powerful nation in the world?

I could go on listing her contradictions but I feel I have made my point.

Recubo said...

I believe it was Palin herself who described the Republican party as having: "Respect for equality and respect for life". That immediately suggests that she herself holds a "respect for life" and yet if she did then why does she support the death penalty an issue many Christians such as herself would deem not for man to decide. A respect for life would suggest that death should be prevented at all costs and not enforced as a punishment.

To make matters worse She bears a life time membership to the NRA and is fond of hunting. Surely a person so "pro life" and who believes that god created all animals would not take pleasure in killing them for sport?

Not only is she hypocritical in these policies but she supposedly believes in "abstinence only" and yet is quoted to be supporting contraception in 2006. If this woman cannot even establish her own views on issues, and contradicts many of her policies, then how on earth can she be trusted with a position of power in arguable the most powerful nation in the world?

I could go on listing her contradictions but I feel I have made my point.

Chris Benjamin said...

I'm not an expert theologian but I don't think eating meat has ever been incombatible with being a Christian. Who gave you this idea? As I said before, those who support the death penalty have respect for life. I have a great respect for individual liberty yet I have no problem with people being imprisoned as a punishment for a legitimate crime. I have a respect for people's propety yet again I believe people should be fined for certain criminal offenses. Your not arguing against the death penalty, your arguing against the concept of punishment.