Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Who Does He Love?


Well, certainly his second, and current, wife, Lady Black, whom he married a scant few months after divorcing the former Missus, not Lady, Black.

And while he most certainly, or at least most likely, does not have, as George Thorogood and/or Bo Diddley would have described it......

A cobra snake for a necktie

Or .....

A brand new house on the road side, and it's a-made out of rattlesnake hide*

We can't help but wonder.....

Who else does Lord Black, in this his hour of need, really love?

Because, at least according to Anne Applebaum, who once worked for the good Lord, it is most certainly not the people who have invested in his companies, the people who have worked for him, or, dare we mention it lest it influence his rumoured application to re-up his citizenship, Canadians:

"I once attended a Hollinger dinner at which he seated himself between the Princess of Wales and Margaret Thatcher, across from Henry Kissinger and the crown princess of Jordan. One can only admire his nerve. Like Melmotte, he often acted as if he were too grand for the rules of law and etiquette that applied to ordinary people. He openly voiced his scorn for the "ignorant, lazy, opinionated, intellectually dishonest and inadequately supervised" journalists who worked for him, the "self-righteous hypocrites" who bought shares in his company, as well as the citizens of Canada, a country "without a serious political opposition," whose "capricious and antagonistic" prime minister had refused to allow him to remain Canadian and receive a British peerage."

Which begs another, perhaps more important question, at least with respect to the good Lord's peace of mind in the coming days.

Who, other than the afore-mentioned Lady B., really loves him?

(and we're not talking about the people/lawyers he pays to do his bidding)


*Well, now that we think about it, we can't exactly vouch for this one for sure, especially given this and this from the not-so distant past.


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