Thursday, 5 June 2008


Listening to Barack Obama's speech live on Radio Five yesterday afternoon, I felt a great optimism and hope that a new day is dawning.

A day where cynical attempts to call in favours and votes will become outdated; a day when goji berries will be consumed freely, taking advantage of all those antioxidant properties; a day when  triangularity will be recognised for the great principle of World Peace it truly is.

You may have come here today to cast a vote for other candidates besides our own beloved Joe. We understand. Perhaps your mind has been swayed by lust; perhaps by wooly thinking; perhaps by fancying a nice swimming pool and some rare Thalictrums.

But I know, that you, as a true gardener, will in the end do the right thing. Gardeners have a way of doing the right thing. And I know that in the end, you'll know that the only right way to vote in this election is to vote Swift.


HappyMouffetard said...

I could never support a man who pronounces comfrey with the "com" part rhyming with "bomb".

emmat said...

yeah i have to admit that did slightly startle me too.

But that shows that Joe is a real man of the people, not preparing first, just going out and spontaneously getting a film crew down to his allotment.

HappyMouffetard said...

Once I could forgive (almost), but he's just done it again!

emmat said...

yep, okay, it's starting to drive me nuts now