Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Dalai Lama is not a truck and hotel rooms mean Karlheinz

Last week Steve Harper took the time to point out to all of us that the Dalai Lama was not a call-girl.

The comments were short but immediate. Some went straight to a Freudian slip. Alison, however went for something else. Keep that thought for a moment.

This week the world has taken Harper's statement and run with it, suggesting it is not the kind of phraseology expected from someone on the World Stage™. In the comments of one of the larger American blogs, this was the first thing to appear after Bluegal pointed out that, as stupid as Harper's statement was, it was factually correct.
The Dalai Lama is not a truck.
And another immediately goes for the Freudian slip.

Which shows that without a better context, everyone views Harper's statement as Bush-like buffoon-speak.

But go back to Alison's comment.
in which Steve is at pains to point out that he is not Muldooooooon and doesn't do anything that Muldoooooon does, even though no one else was even thinking about Muldooooon til he brought him up.
That lends itself to a more precise context. Stevie is a worried little puppy.

And then Cathie closes in for the kill.

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