Archive for September, 2007
Sometimes you have a fleeting moment of delight from something you read in the paper. From today (and yes – from the Guardian) I loved these moments:
- A great line in the leader on the situation in Burma, and discussions at the UN security council: “Western efforts to stop the bloodshed are limited. One of the consequences of the Bush era, in which regime change is an explicit aim of foreign policy, is that the US and Britain have become tainted messengers of democratic values.”
- In G2′s private lives section, which I read religiously every Thursday, psychologist Linda Blair responds to a woman who says she feels guilty for deciding that her toddler would be better off staying with her ex-husband, the child’s full-tiem carer, when they divorced: “Even the most self-confident person placed in your circumstances would find it difficult not to doubt their original decision, because it challenges the assumed societal norm that all mothers will “naturally” fight to keep their children with them. But you made your decision unselfishly and in what you believed were your daughter’s best interests, despite the anguish this caused you. That is the hallmark of a good parent.”
- A nod to Mrs Merton’s interview with Paul Daniels and Debbie Magee on page three with the story about Lord Goldsmith’s new legal post headlined: “So Lord Goldsmith, what first attracted you to the Â£1m-a-year job at a US law firm?”
- Lastly, page 12 has a photo of Gordon Brown sitting with Mariella Frostrup during their interview yesterday in which he doesn’t seem to have noticed her trying to shake his hand. I think she was on his blind side, mais non?
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So, so sorry for anyone who was spammed by Quechup this morning because of me. I didn’t even select an address book so have no idea who was contacted. See my post about this earlier.