Saturday is an interesting day for me; amazing_holly
is at her dad's, and I don't have to be at work till 4, so I can lie in bed and listen to the radio. This generally involves dozing through Saturday Live and Excess Baggage, waking up for the Beyond Westminster
, dozing a bit more until Sandi
, and then listening to the repeat of Any Questions
from Friday night, which I generally miss due to not leaving work on time - or, more accurately, catch the end of in the car on the way home.
So I'm lying here, listening to the award-winning Jo Swinson
repeatedly pwning Eric Pickles and Andy Burnham, and wondering when the girl is going to get a promotion. From a personal point of view, I liked her answer best to the Gordon Brown question - and I'm not just saying that because it sounded suspiciously like a quote from this blog (I can haz plug next tiem, pls Jo? *puppy dog eyes*) -
but from a political point of view, the way she had facts at her fingertips about the health question (when her portfolio is foriegn affairs) that completely stumped Andy Burnham THE FRIGGING HEALTH SECRETARY... That just made me cheer happily at the radio.
There's a quote which is often attributed to Israeli leader Golda Myer (among other sources) that a woman has to work twice as hard as a man to be thought half as good, and I suspect that in the Gentleman's Club atmosphere of parliament this will have applied to Jo. She also has the double
of being young, and suffering the indignities meted out to The Baby of the House
(now some no-note Tory). On the maths of this, Jo must be working ten times as hard, because she made all the boys on the panel look like eejits. Much applause coming from Yorkshire this morning.
It's time like this when I feel proud to be a Lib Dem :D((And I haven't forgotten that post about gender balance in the blogosphere I promised you and Count Packula, Jo. I'll get round to it soon, I promise))
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