The George Galloway Freak Show

George Galloway at his best: in a television freak show.

...even some of George Galloway's supporters believe he may have overstepped his own generous mark, appearing on a television game show, "Celebrity Big Brother," with sundry C—list celebrities.

Mr. Galloway's appearance on the so—called reality show spurred complaints that he was ignoring the people who had elected him and undermining his grand political visions. "So, George, how is your campaign to end the occupation of Iraq going?" a headline in the conservative Daily Telegraph proclaimed.

Then, matters took another turn when Mr. Galloway responded to a task set by the show's organizers to determine whether humans could communicate with animals.

In an episode broadcast on Thursday night, Mr. Galloway appeared imitating a cat, nuzzling and purring on all fours and licking imaginary cream from the hands of the russet—haired actress Rula Lenska, 57, who knelt beside him and stroked his whiskers as one would a cat.

Mr. Galloway also appeared as a laboratory assistant in a white coat, chomping on a Groucho Marx—size cigar and encouraging the same actress to imitate an ape and talk to a goldfish. While he remained incommunicado in the Big Brother House, ignorant of developments beyond its wall, his political adversaries got to work outside.

Rula Lenska is back!
 
What a way to represent his constituents! How did he think such behavior would redound to benefit the Palestinians. Why would the NYT give him  praise as a "maverick" and ignore his noxious statements and activities?

Ed Lasky  1 14 06

George Galloway at his best: in a television freak show.

...even some of George Galloway's supporters believe he may have overstepped his own generous mark, appearing on a television game show, "Celebrity Big Brother," with sundry C—list celebrities.

Mr. Galloway's appearance on the so—called reality show spurred complaints that he was ignoring the people who had elected him and undermining his grand political visions. "So, George, how is your campaign to end the occupation of Iraq going?" a headline in the conservative Daily Telegraph proclaimed.

Then, matters took another turn when Mr. Galloway responded to a task set by the show's organizers to determine whether humans could communicate with animals.

In an episode broadcast on Thursday night, Mr. Galloway appeared imitating a cat, nuzzling and purring on all fours and licking imaginary cream from the hands of the russet—haired actress Rula Lenska, 57, who knelt beside him and stroked his whiskers as one would a cat.

Mr. Galloway also appeared as a laboratory assistant in a white coat, chomping on a Groucho Marx—size cigar and encouraging the same actress to imitate an ape and talk to a goldfish. While he remained incommunicado in the Big Brother House, ignorant of developments beyond its wall, his political adversaries got to work outside.

Rula Lenska is back!
 
What a way to represent his constituents! How did he think such behavior would redound to benefit the Palestinians. Why would the NYT give him  praise as a "maverick" and ignore his noxious statements and activities?

Ed Lasky  1 14 06