January 22, 2004


Congratulations to Kofi Annan, winner of the German Media Award for 2003. Kofi won the award for helpfully saying exactly the same thing about every single issue, thereby allowing journalists to re-use previous Annan press releases with only a minimum of changes.

Posted by Tim Blair at January 22, 2004 12:31 PM

He's such a nice guy, I'm sure he would make a great headmaster at some pleasant, orderly high school.
As for leading an organisation, which is supposed to reign in dictators, prevent ethnic cleansings, etc. , he's not up to it; probably no-one is.

Posted by: Kofi at January 22, 2004 at 12:38 PM

George Dubya for UN SecGen after he's finished being President in 2008

Posted by: steve at January 22, 2004 at 12:52 PM

Donald Rumsfeld gets my vote with Paul Wolfowitz a close second.

Posted by: MB at January 22, 2004 at 01:52 PM

The award was fixed because there is no way that Tom "I'm disappointed" Daschle could lose this award in an honest contest.

Posted by: perfectsense at January 22, 2004 at 03:51 PM

I am deeply concerned.

Posted by: Son of U Thant at January 22, 2004 at 10:59 PM

I love the Google search. I'm afraid it perfectly sums up poor Kofi's completely ineffectual stewardship at the UN. Maybe we're lucky though. A more vigorous secretary general might really screw things up.

Posted by: rexie at January 22, 2004 at 11:11 PM

Ah, the ever-popular platitude search. Works for pretty much any pol - like Tom Daschle for example...

Posted by: mojo at January 23, 2004 at 02:42 AM

Yes, it works for anything you type in - that's the beauty of Google. I think the point is 6160 hits returned for Annan, vs. 812 for Daschle. So Kofi is 7.5 times as Deeply Concerned as Daschle.

Posted by: somewhat concerned at January 23, 2004 at 03:50 AM