Thursday, April 12, 2007

Blair-Imus Axis

After serving most of his time playing a road-company Winston Churchill to George Bush's impersonation of a wartime leader like FDR, Tony Blair now seems determined to go out as a British Don Imus.

In a lecture, he inveighed against political correctness and claimed that a recent wave of knife and gun murders would not be stopped "by pretending it is not young black kids doing it."

As The Guardian pointed out, "Mr Blair's remarks are at odds with those of the Home Office minister Lady Scotland, who told the home affairs select committee last month that the disproportionate number of black youths in the criminal justice system was a function of their disproportionate poverty, and not to do with a distinctive black culture."

When he joins George Bush in retirement, the Prime Minister might want to consider hosting a morning talk show in London.

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