It's been well noted at how the Lib Dems would do just about anything to win a vote but choosing a stripogram/kissogram to stand as councillor to rein in the votes is quite something!
Despite that fairly odd state of affairs, it's the other three Lib Dem councillors in this story who are acting rather bizarrely. I say Lib Dem councillors but they are soon to be independents as they are leaving the party because of the fourth Lib Dem member's other interests.
It's only to a certain extent that we can choose what offends us. Fat girls in leggings for example is a personal affront for myself and I can't say I'm too enamoured by people who talk at the top of their lungs almost all the time (yes Australians, I'm talking to you!). But to quit your political party because of a colleague's private doings is a bit of a stretch, and I daresay it's insulting to the electorate too.
The elections were a matter of months ago. These three people stood on the Lib Dem platform and as a result they got a lot of votes because, presumably, there are a lot of Lib Dem supporters in the area. (Bless them. They do get to inherit the earth one day though....)
Anyway, my point is there's no chance these three people would have been elected as independents so in my eyes they should either stay on as Lib Dems or resign. None of this middle of the road, toys out the pram, independent nonsense....
It smacks of a certain arrogance really, similar to that Tory who crossed over to the Labour benches. As if people get voted in on personality alone. How else could one explain Diane Abbot as an MP?
Let's take it to the extreme. What if George W had been elected as the Republican president and then suddenly decided he wasn't going to blow up innocent people and run up a massive domestic deficit. People wouldn't be happy........ Well, they should be delighted but it would still be a bit of a con.
Anyway, this posting has ran out of steam and I've just had the awful thought of some MSPs secretly being strippers or kissograms so I think I'm going to have a strong whisky and try to get over those images. Though in saying that, I bet a chapped-up Andy Kerr could do a mean Tom Jones impersonation......
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