Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Why Politicians Hate the Press

Because once in a blue moon, the press does it’s job.

Submitted for your approval: British PM Gordon Brown. A man busy crusading against global warming and food crises, nagging the populace to reduce food waste.

So what does Mr. Brown actually do? Jet from Texas to Hokkaido Japan for a food crisis summit, where the only crisis appears to be caused by diplomats eating everything in sight.

It’s a “let them eat cake” moment:

“The dinner consisted of 18 dishes in eight courses including caviar, smoked salmon, Kyoto beef and a ‘G8 fantasy dessert’.

The banquet was accompanied by five different wines from around the world including champagne, a French Bourgogne and sake.

African leaders including the heads of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Senegal who had taken part in talks during the day were not invited to the function.

The dinner came just hours after a ‘working lunch’ consisting of six courses including white asparagus and truffle soup, crab and a supreme of chicken”.

Working lunch? I guess that gluttony is more difficult than it looks.