Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The politics of Scrooge

Sometimes I wonder if politicians in this country (and probably everywhere) go out of their way to look foolish.  Today's nonsense in Scotland is about Christmas cards - particularly the design chosen for the First Minister's card.  The image offends political opponents because the saltire is deemed to be a symbol of nationalism... well, it is our national flag.  Doh!

Would I have chosen this card?  No.

Is it worth a political stooshie?  No.

Will our politicians ever grow up?  I'll leave that for you to decide.


nonprofitprophet said...

Looks pretty nice too me.

That Hideous Man said...

I think the critics might have a point - Christmas is more about coming out of the trenches for a game of football, than raising the battle flags...

Endlessly restless said...


I agree with your sentiment. I suppose that my frustration is that attacking the choice of a Christmas card, simply reflected poorly on all parties. There are more important things for our politicians to focus on.

Actually, I don't think that our politicians playing football would be a very peaceful event in this day and age - bruises, abrasions, broken limbs and recriminations would be the most likely outcome!