Friday, January 08, 2010
2009 Man of the Year: Herman van Rompuy
A bit late for this award, but better late than never.
For the last couple of years, our Man of the Year has been Hugo Chavez, the man the faux-left and their warmongering neocon allies love to hate. But while Hugo played another blinder in 2009, both at home in Venezuela and on the international stage, I thought we'd give the dear boy a break for this year's award.
Herman van Rompuy, the modest and amiable Belgian politician has two great achievements to his name. First he kept his wonderful country together during his time as Prime Minister.
Second, his name is not Tony Blair.
If ever you feel a little bit down in 2010, just keep repeating the following words
'Tony Blair is not EU President'.
The neocons and their faux-left allies certainly wanted him to be.
But Herman scuppered their plans. And witnessing their indignation that a Belgian- yes a Belgian- and not the great World Statesman Blair landed the EU's top job, was one of the treats of the year.