Wednesday, January 01, 2003

Ruh oh!
The Times of India startles with Deport Cherie Blair, Britons urge in poll:
LONDON: The wife of Prime Minister Tony Blair is the person Britons most want kicked out of the country after her links to a convicted conman were exposed in the recent Cheriegate affair, according to a poll on Wednesday.

In a tongue-in-cheek BBC survey drawing 15,000 votes, Cherie Blair topped the hall of shame with 31 per cent after damaging revelations last month about her property dealings with a convicted fraudster dominated headlines and embarrassed the government.
On the deportation vote, Cherie Blair narrowly beat the London-based radical Muslim cleric Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri -- accused by the US government of being linked to Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.
She even beat Captain Hook!

And on the other side
In a parallel vote on who they wanted to see named honorary Britons, 51 per cent went for Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from 19 months of house arrest in May.

Former US President Bill Clinton came second with 18 per cent. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein -- whom Britain is considering going to war against -- came fifth on the list of favourites for British citizenship with 7 per cent of the vote.

"He will cause far less problems where we can keep an eye on him," one voter for Saddam explained.
Hillary said the same about Bubba.