Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Day one: the horror, the horror

I don’t know if I can bear this.

The prospect of four months of ‘their sums don’t add up’, ‘they’re misrepresenting us’, ‘they can’t say how they’ll do it’, ‘here’s a nice poster of me looking stern yet smart-casual’, followed by the media reporting on how the media will be reporting on how assorted fragments of this will have been reported by the media.

I don’t know if I can bear four months of this, and I’m a political junkie. God only knows how normal people will react, other than by ignoring the whole thing.

As the poster says: we can't go on like this...

Update: See Paul's comment below about the eyes.

"Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don't look around my eyes, look into my eyes... you're under."

Update 2: I've just worked out what the Cameron stare reminds me of. It's Ben Linus, sinister and murderous leader of the secretive 'others' from Lost:

"I'll cut your throat, not the NHS."

I knew I could find a way to enjoy this!


Paul Sagar said...

What I find really weird in that photo of Cameron for the new poster is the strange glint in his eyes. It must be photoshopped, but it's so weird. The longer you look at it, the stranger it becomes.

Also, in real life he's a lot shinier than that. Both he and Goerge Osborne both have a sort of shimmer, or gloss. It's weird. I reckon that's why 90% of Cameron interviews are done outside; natural light makes it look better.

Nobody believes me when I say this, but when I worked in Parliament for a few months I saw him a couple of times and I swear it, the man looks like his head's been polished.

snowflake5 said...

According to the Daily Mail, the photo is airbrushed. Talk about Vanity! And Fakery.

David Blanar said...

Spare a thought for the Yanks who have to endure a year and a half of presidential campaigns.