Monday, 8 March 2010

Republicans Raising Money off Britain's Own David Cameron?

And wacky hijinks ensue....
Republicans are hoping to raise $80,000 (£53,000) from donors by offering them the chance to meet David Cameron, according to a leaked party document... Attractions beside Mr Cameron also include an Ultimate Fighting Championship bout in Las Vegas and a "professional bull riding event", planned to net $60,000 and $50,000 respectively.
I expect the Cameron people to commence distancing themselves from this with blinding speed. However, worth saying that I attended the Republicans Abroad drinks do at the last Conservative Conference (as an interested outsider, obviously) and heard a surprising amount of "here here's" to the "let's shrink government down to bathtub drowning size" rumbling there.

I'm not taking a (public) position on the British election, so enjoying this purely as spectacle...

Deep Thought: What being a Democrat means to me.

Today at the Democrats Abroad International meeting, one lovely young woman from France said that she was interested him hearing what being a Democrat means to us - why do we do it?

The next speaker after her complimented the presenation that had just been given, saying that having attended the earlier meeting to discuss it, which had apparently been lively, he felt that the final presentation was (probably not an exact quote): "A beautiful synthesis of complaint and argument into something really great."

I responded that that's what being a Democrat means to me.

A beautiful synthesis of complaint and argument.