Monday, 25 February 2013

Female? How to Advance Yourself in Politics.

Venus de Milo with Drawers, 1936, Salvador Dali
I.

She viewed him as quite statuesque
as she lounged on his office desk;
he put his hand on her knee,
but did with such dignity,
she let him handle the rest.

II.

She felt herself quite disarmed
as she fell for the spell of his charms;
his heart seemed as big as his waist,
but much to her distaste
she soon realised him naught but a smarm

III.

He cleared his throat and uttered ahem,
said madam you want to be one of them,
the sure way to get ahead
is to share the warmth of my bed,
that’s the way we do it Lib-Dem.

IV.

Ambitious politicians are conveniently blind
of misconduct towards womankind;
they sing silent applause
when he puts his hand down their draws,
(Well, they’re only girlies – they won’t mind.)

On my break at work (last night) I was puzzling over a response to Tess’s prompt at The Mag while reading the Sunday newspapers – oh how I love Sunday newspapers.  Reading the latest media attempt to besmirch our (pure hearted, innocent, honest as the day they were born, whiter than the driven snow) politicians who gallantly proclaim ‘I have done nothing wrong’ (and I believe them…)… and all fell into place.

For those of you that are unaware of the accusation of sexual harassment, misconduct, abuse within the LibDem Party – half of our coalition government – please read of it here – and to know more of the background click on the links provided there.

When will these attacks on our wonderful governments – past and present – end.  It is so unfair.

It is also so so very unfair that past and present governments are killing our NHS.  You didn’t know?  Yes they are!  (Wonder why the media are keeping us in the dark along with the government?)  To know more please visit Dr Grumble, JDISOwatch and Abetternhs's Blog.  Read, learn and for you, your children and grandchildren’s sake – do something, please do something.  For if you don’t,  not so far in the future – your NHS will be of that of the Venus de Milo – something beautiful – but a relic in memory only.

Cheers me dears – depending on your support.

Anna :o]

17 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

What a spread!

Gail said...

Well done.

Brian Miller said...

politicans and sexual misconduct have gone together since politics began...dont know much of what is going on in yours so i will chase the links and see what is up...

anthonynorth said...

Of course it has always gone on, but we're entering politics Salem-style, I think. It's a timing thing.

Helen said...

Where have all the good guys gone .. were there ever any?

Heidi said...

Wow Anna! What a cool use of the prompt. Now I want to go protest something. I think I'll go watch the One Billion Rising "Break the Chains" video again.

Other Mary said...

Funny and smart and something people should take note of. Good luck with your politicians...ours on this side of the pond are just as bad if not worse. It's quite disheartening sometimes.

Karen S. said...

Nicely written! I shall have to read up with your links, as I'm in the dark of what's going on!

Bill said...

Spot on. Lest we forget:

http://www.nastylibdems.org/

Jyoti Mishra said...

Dont know much about it in my part of world... will follow the links :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Excellent...appreciate your extra info at the end...

Sue said...

I guess my country is not alone in this. Sadly, I find that information anything comforting...

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Kathe W. said...

Love ALL of your poems! As for the politicians ...I really don't understand why they think it's ok to misbehave so horribly.
I say "Off with their heads!"
It's an International disease and a discrace.

Luke Prater said...

Very good... that how we do it Lib-Dem...

~T~ said...

Doesn't that just figure?
So, over here, most medical professionals are opposed to the idea of nationalized health care. What are the advantages for you?

Helena said...

All this P&P gathered together beautifully!

Cameron and his crones are the worst government ever endured. Every morning we seem to awake to yet more changes and proposal madness. He's a post-Eton twat. I'll sign the petition no probs......

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for your welcome comments folks.

~T~ The NHS is ours - we pay for it through our taxes. It is there when we need it - paid for.

Although never perfect - it began to fall apart when internal markets were introduced, (some)services were contracted out to private providers, the loss of autonomy (of those in the medical profession) as (grossly overpaid) managers led hospitals towards financial ruin - medicine became a business - a business allowed to flounder by those who govern us.

Opening the NHS to increased privatisation of services - funded by the taxpayer (patients)- will be the death of it. It will become a business and not a service and shareholders must get their cut...

So, the taxpayer will eventually pay twice...and lose something very very important..

This is not a very intelligent response - sorry - mind on other things...

Anna :o]