Call ’em the Blues Brothers?

September 30, 2008


Blog Guy, I keep readingĀ political stories from England that talk about a “shadow government.” As I understand it, this is sort of an opposition party team in the wings?

Yes, but it’s very sensitive stuff. For security reasons, these politicians can only be photographed in dark shadows and murky blue lighting.

You mean like the Smurfs?

Sort of, now that you mention it. The “shadow government” is super-secret, known only to a few of us. The members areĀ  terrified of being revealed, hence the Draconian photo precautions you see here in my blog.

But can’t people just find out who they are by reading your captions down below?

D’oh! Excuse me for just a moment, please…

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shadow-2-300.jpgabove: Britain’s shadow chancellor George Osbourne leaves the stage in Birmingham, England, September 29, 2008.

below: Britain’s shadow foreign secretary, William Hague, walks on to the stage in Birmingham, England on September 28, 2008.

REUTERS photos by Stephen Hird

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I had to check out the blog on the top list. Humor is always good & will keep me checking you out.

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