Out of the blue, our favourite child bride Sam throws down the gauntlet. Possibly inspired (or at least annoyed) by the recent post on outstanding Balts, she challenges me to name my selection for sexiest politician.
Well, it’s a tough choice, not because it’s a crowded field, but quite the opposite. Looking at the snivelling crew vying for our increasingly worthless votes nowadays, who amongst them could conceivably be considered attractive? A search with the keywords “sexy politician” throws up (and I use that verb advisedly) only one result, John Edwards, former junior Senator for North Carolina and failed Vice Presidential candidate. And frankly, he’s not my type. Bad enough he’s a guy, but he’s also a Democrat. No, no - I’d never forgive myself.
I’m not sure that it’s possible for a normal male to find any politicians sexually attractive. Leaving aside the fact that the vast majority of them are men, even with the presentable females one would too often be pissed off at the stupid ones and intimidated by the clever. One may object that Alan Clark found Thatcher attractive. But then again, he named his doberman after Eva Braun.
But fair’s fair – the question has been asked and it behoves me to come up with an answer, however strained. So, if I absolutely had to, and she was guaranteed drunk, ball-gagged or otherwise incapacitated to enable a swift exit, then I suppose I could do a lot worse than the once and future Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Timoshenko.
Yulia Timoshenko, yesterday. Oh, all right then, but just as a favour to her, mind…