Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Let them eat cake"?

Alistair Darling. What was he thinking? Surely he knew how that would look on the evening news?

There he was on the BBC news last night standing there in his tuxedo speaking in the well-appointed surroundings of the Mansion House asking for restraint from the unions. He's barely finished wiping the pheasant and Château Lafite from his lips and he's up chiding organized labor for even possibly considering asking for pay raises to help offset the costs of their members' rapidly rising gas and electric bills.

I think he has a point, but the optics were so bad that even I winced. If I were a labor leader I'd be using that clip to stir the masses.