Sunday, November 09, 2008

Another presidential election result.

Unbeknown to most people, the Lib Dems have been holding their presidential election over the past few weeks, and the results have just been announced. The winner is......Ros Scott. Trumpets and excitement all round. As it happens, of more interest is the fate of the 2nd. placed candidate - one Lembit Opik, who despite his high media profile - or perhaps because of it - gained only 22% of the vote. Maybe the Lib Dems are fed up of being seen as the clownish party now that they've got nice, serious Mr. Clegg as their leader, and wanted a president (whose role I'm not entirely sure of by the way) who wouldn't overshadow him. They've certainly managed that. Lembit probably didn;t help himself with a rather self-pitying email that he sent to voters, which was reported on Iain Dale's blog recently. Ah well, back to those media appearances I guess....

6 comments:

Paul Potts said...

I've just read old Lembers' email - how gay is he?

Comrade MAjor said...

Sounds something one of the lower school form reps would attempt to copy in his election campaign...

The Idle Wanderer said...

Talking of the Lib Dems, London's most bent former copper (after Don Beech) is going into the Jungle!

As an alumni of such a prominent establishment as Sutton Grammar school, I shall vote for him. Will we get gossip about his time spent in it's hallowed halls? I do hope so! I hope he becomes the new Biggins. My queen of hearts.

I might put a cheeky fiver laying him to win. Should get about 10p profit!

The Idle Wanderer said...

Excuse the grammatical errors...

Anonymous said...

Whilst reading that e-mail, was anyone else thinking "get to the bit about the f**king Cheeky Girl"? Poor Lembit.

The Idle Wanderer said...

I see that fellow Alumnus Tommy Williams' girlfriend Nicola McLean is in the jungle as well. A right Sutton Grammar fest.