July 03, 2004

DENOUNCE THE THROWER

UK chat-show host and cricket obsessive Michael Parkinson says Tony Blair should target the anti-Muralitharan vote:

When John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia, said Muttiah Muralitharan was a chucker, he was only saying what the rest of us were thinking but it did the job. Murali withdrew from the present Sri Lanka tour of Australia.

In the meantime, by judiciously avoiding trouble, Muchichuckalot should go on taking wickets, putting his record further out of reach of more scrupulous bowlers. If he wants my vote, Tony Blair should stop wasting his breath praising our poor lads in Portugal. Instead, he should denounce Muralitharan, thus guaranteeing one less chucker in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy.

It won't happen. The Prime Minister of Australia knows about sport. Ours neither knows nor cares.

(Via Tony the Teacher)

Posted by Tim Blair at July 3, 2004 05:25 AM
Comments

Speaking of Blair's Lads in Portugal--An Irish friend emailed me last night that if given the death penalty, Saddam has requested that Beckham take it.

Posted by: JDB at July 3, 2004 at 05:49 AM

D'oh!

I should read all the postings before making a comment.

Nevermind.

Posted by: JDB at July 3, 2004 at 05:57 AM

"When John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia, said Muttiah Muralitharan was a chucker, he was only saying what the rest of us were thinking "

true. and when Mark Latham said John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia, was an ass licker, he was only saying what the rest of us were thinking.

Posted by: Thorn at July 3, 2004 at 02:07 PM

he was only saying what the rest of us were thinking.

Well, what the idiots were thinking.

But close enough.

Posted by: Quentin George at July 3, 2004 at 07:00 PM

I guess Thorn is talking about the same "nice, educated people" that some idiot at WaPo recently described as the fans of Michael Moore. The ones who need a spokesperson for their hatred. (In that case of Bush, in this case of Howard.)

Posted by: PW at July 3, 2004 at 10:19 PM