Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Politicians need more kink

The weekend edition of The Globe and Mail, our national newspaper, had a humorous article about the un-kinkiness of Canadian politicians that I want to share with you.

The journalist accused Canadians of continuing "to produce the world's most boring sex scandals." She went on to elaborate about the recent missteps of a Conservative MP, who sent emails to a married reporter, the contents of which were "so soppy they could only have been written in the land that wickedness forgot."

She asserts that Canadian politicians are boring, and asks, "Would it be to much to ask for our imbroglios to include a paddle or two?" then goes on to describe the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, who was photographed with a "whip-happy call girl" named Mistress Pain.

Even the Americans fared better in their political scandals. There was the senator "whose arrest in an airport bathroom introduced the phrase 'wide stance' into general use" as a signal for illicit sex. Then there was the congressman who "tweeted photos of his underwear-clad privates to an acquaintance - as one does - then claimed that his phone had been hacked."

But the worst a Canadian MP could be accused of was involvement with "three busty hookers" as they sat around a dinner table, talking. The article concludes with a firm admonishment: "Really, Canada, if you want to be taken seriously, you're going to have to crack the whip."

The picture above, from The Globe and Mail, is of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister and a man who liked a good time.

From Hermione's Heart


PK said...

Maybe you or Ron could run for something!


Anonymous said...

Move south to the NE of the USA. A politician named Weiner, that is his real name, had to leave office when he tweeted his private parts to a teenage girl. The ex-gov was involved in kinky stuff with a young hooker and left office. A NJ gov had to leave office because of a sex scandal. A NY gov died in bed with a young mistress.
Unfortunately, not boring enough.

Mikki said...

I just love it when your reading vanilla anything... and then there is a reference to spanking! Very cool.. Just means that corporal punishment is still live and well! ;o)

sixofthebest said...

There is a couple of politician's here in the good olde U.S.A, who need to be given a good spanking on their bare bottoms, because they throw so much sass around. Their names are Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann. And I would love to see President Obama, give it to them.

ronnie said...

Funny but I'd rather having boring politicians who get the job done.

I missed that about one about our COTE, was that recent?


Anonymous said...


I could stand for more boring politicians in the U.S., although I'll never think of Weiner in the same way again, lol! If I were him I'd change my last name.


Daisychain said...

Perhaps you should consider entering the world of politics, Hermione? ;)


Hermione said...

PK - We could run as candidates for the Spanko party.

Joey - Yes, Weiner was one of the ones mentioned in the article. II didn't know about the others. Quite a lot going on there!

Mikki - Thank you. I love it when the newspaper reporters go all kinky!

Six - I agree with you about them. But don't forget Rick Perry.

Ronnie - Sorry, no date was given for the COTE.

Kitty - Change it to Frankfurter, perhaps? Or insist it is pronounced as Vy-ner.

Daisy - It's a thought. I could get into trouble quite easily!


Erica said...

LOL -- I agree with Ronnie. Perhaps if U.S. politicians were a little more boring, they'd actually get something accomplished? Now there's a concept!

Bobbie Jo said...

Sounds like your first PM was a bit like our sixth president: Andrew Jackson. He was known for wild parties at the White House.

As for the ones that others think should be spanked, how about Clinton doing it? No not the Secretary of State. The former president. I don't particulary care for the current resident in the White House.

I do whole heartedly agree that more boring is preferred. Maybe they would have clearer minds then, eh? It isn't the first time a "do nothing" Congress has been talked about. Will Rogers' statements apply to today as well as the '30s. :-)

Lea said...

Yes, the Spanko party needs a candidate, go for it!

Mitch said...

As a red blooded American, I wholeheartedly endorse the suggestions that Palin, Perry, and Bachmann receive a good dose of the old school paddle. Perhaps we could convince Hillary to educate Perry, and Bill Clinton to deal with Palin and Bachmann. Seems fitting, and Barack deserves to maintain his presidential bearing.

Hermione said...

Erica - Right. How about being a little less wacky and a lot more conscientious.

Bobbie Jo - We also had a PM who conducted seances and talked to his dead mother.

I agree, Clinton's the man for the spanking job!

Lea - What colour should we have? Red is already spoken for by the Liberals.

Mitch - I like that idea. Hillary might be able to paddle some sense into Perry.