Thursday, January 31, 2008

Off to Washington

Just getting on the plane. No comments can be moderated until around 10pm. Have a nice day!

25 comments:

Howard said...

Not leaving your friend Conway in his hour of need are we? Hope you read Fraser Nelson in the Spectator before you left. Anyway, I just hope you reflect on the damage that you have inflected to your credibility whilst you are away.

canvas said...

Bon voyage!
I hope you have an interesting trip.

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye, missing u already!

Old Dominion Tory said...

I hope you have a pleasant flight, Ian. Welcome to the United States! As you know, we have some lovely politics going on right now.

Anonymous said...

Bon voyage!

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

You running for office, Iain?

Paul said...

So much for your promise of having yuor new site design online in time for your US trip!

Philipa said...

Iain, why not have lunch at the Bombay Club, across Lafayette Square from the White House? It looks good and sounds great.

Have a good time.

Adrian Yalland said...

poke Shippers in the eye for, and tell him to crack open a bottle of his Zinfandel!

verity said...

Paul - He has sneaked it online twice at what would have been the wee small hours of the morning in Britain, and I am here to testify that it is simply awful. Very weak, very vapid, very so-so. I mean, pale blue squares? What is that all about?

Paddy Briggs said...

Iain

Could you please explore the possibhility of a Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton ticket ? Is it possible...?

by the way said...

Who pays for all your foreign jaunts Iain?

Anonymous said...

Iain Gordon Brown has just called a snap election it will be held on Monday 4th February where the hell are you!

Tory Dipper said...

Fund raising or on a freebie Iain?

Lakelander said...

Verity said:

"I mean, pale blue squares? What is that all about?"

That's 75% of Dave's front bench, that is...

Iain Dale said...

All my foreign jaunts?!

In the last year I have been to zurich for the weekend, to italy for 5 days and now to washington.
Not that it's anyone's business, but I pay my own way.

tachybaptus said...

While looking something up in the Urban Dictionary, just happened to see:

Electile Dysfunction
January 30

The inability to become aroused over any of the choices for President put forth by either party during an election year.

"Is anyone appealing to you in this years presidential race?"
"Naa... No one excites me. I think I'm suffering from Electile Dysfunction."

Yak40 said...

Paddy
"Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton "

The first could be a possibility, tho' I doubt it; the second will never happen, Clinton won't take second place to anyone, it's now or never for her.

ABC

verity said...

Iain! Oh! You didn't go to Rwanda to save the planet and feel the pain?

verity said...

Here is that dreadful, drab banner again! Between light blue and pale tourquoise. I would say it's like a rogue cat that I have to catch, but cats are elegant.

Why am I the only one who sees this horrible banner? Aren't there any other viewers on the whole of the N American continent?

This is the third time, and it's getting eerie.

Why meeeeeeeee? Can't Iain stop swanking about The Mayflower long enough to explain?

Paddy Briggs said...

Yak40

Agree with your views. But US Politics does surprise sometimes - who would have really thought that LBJ would take second place on the JFK ticket - or that JFK would want him! But it won Kennedy the elction, no doubt at all. Where Obama is weak Hillary is strong. Wouldn't the prestige of being the first female Veep, plus West wing office (etc.) perhaps tempt Mrs C? Maybe not!

Troll Patrol said...

Watch out Iain! Verity is on a mission. Look out for a short, blue-rinsed, angry looking woman in her 80s smelling of eau de toilette and gin. She has slipped the Feds and been spotted hitching up from Boca to meet you.

Yak40 said...

Paddy.
No. It's top spot or nothing for Billary. If I were Obama I wouldn't even think about it, it'd be Blair/Brown on steroids !

As regard the JFK/LBJ comparison, LBJ was needed to even have a chance of carrying the south. That election is worth further reading, nowadays few bother to disagree that it was likely stolen by the Democrats in the shape of Daley & his Cook county organisation in Illinois. Nixon, to his credit, refused to contest the result saying that the safety of the US required a smooth transition of power.

Anonymous said...

Iain Dale said...
"All my foreign jaunts?!

In the last year I have been to zurich for the weekend, to italy for 5 days and now to washington."

You've forgotten Rwanda.

Iain Dale said...

Very true. Which was paid for by 18 Doughty Street.