Monday, February 16, 2009
As seen on Guido's blog, Tony Blair is to be awarded $1 million by the Dan David Foundation for his "exceptional leadership"!
Ye Gods! The world really has gone mad. Apparently, the Foundation is "headquartered" (!) at Tel Aviv University and the "laureates" are expected to donate 10% of their prize "to graduate students in their respective fields, thereby contributing to the community and fostering a new generation of scholars."
I hope Blair (and his money-grubbing wife) have the good grace to donate the whole $1 million to the Middle East community - if that's not an oxymoron.
No doubt Gordon Brown will be having a chat with the Pope about the possibility of him converting to Catholicism when he meets him this week. It obviously opens up all sorts of doors. (NB: I was brought up as a Catholic by my Irish mother and am now considering resurrecting my membership!)