Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meeting Toby Ziegler


Like most of you I suspect, I am a massive fan of the West Wing, so to be on the same programme as Richard Schiff today was a huge honour. We were both on the Daily Politics. Sometimes when you meet actors it is a real letdown. Without a script they appear monosyllabic. Not Richard Schiff. After the programme we had a good 15 minute chinwag about the state of the election campaign and how Barack Obama was doing in America. He was particularly interested in what might happen in the event of a hung parliament and wasn't very impressed with the LibDems website which he had been looking at earlier this morning. He was amused they used the word 'different' six times in the main article and thought their policy proposals seemed very dumbed down. Who am I to disagree.

Anyway, my day is now complete. And I'm off to campaign in Dagenham & Rainham.

Laters.

11 comments:

Scan said...

Very jealous Iain. His character really makes the West Wing what it is. Very jealous indeed! :)

Charles said...

Must have been a little embarrassing, meeting someone like that while wearing that tie...

Herodotus said...

Good old Toby - once a speech writer always a speech writer.

Now if Sam Seaborn had come over for lunch *swoons*

Bill Quango MP said...

I voted for Bartlett

Norfolk Blogger said...

Why should we be surprised that an American does not understand the three party system or that you have found reason to criticise the Lib Dems Iain.

Any excuse, any day of the week.

Did you mention that you lost to that party by 10606 votes ?

JuliaM said...

Campaigning in Dagenham and Rainham? My, oh my, who did you upset..? ;)

canvas said...

iain! How much weight have you put on?!! I thought it was Eric Pickles for a moment. Seriously!!!

blimey.

neilreddin said...

Did you manage to have the conversation while walking at speed down the corridor?

It just wouldn't be right otherwise.

Moriarty said...

It's the 1 in a 100 formula: a leftie with brains and charisma.

Jacob said...

I saw him at the Oxford Union last Trinity and he was probably in the top five of speakers I've seen. Genuinely humbled by being asked to speak, and incredibly likeable. If only they hadn't cocked up your invitation...

troymolloy said...

Well NorfolkBlogger, it's just so easy to find fault with the Lib Dems isn't it? Though in truth, only slightly easier than with Labour or the Tories.

Iain, from what I gathered from his recent (and very personable) appearance on This Week, Mr Schiff is quite an Obamaphile and as such I imagine he thinks Obama is doing very well indeed eh?