I’ll be hanged if I’ll vote for Elvis!
Blog Guy, there’s an election coming up in Britain. Can you tell me the basics so I don’t have to read any stories?
Sure. It’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown running against an Elvis impersonator. Here they are at one of their lively debates.
What happens if there is no outright winner in the election?
No! A hung parliament?
Yes. Now, I think the correct phrase is really “hanged parliament,” but the result is the same. Long rows of rotting black corpses dangling from lampposts along London’s famed Champs Elysees.
My God! How barbaric!
Remember, we’re talking about Europe, which is not like America. And it isn’t just Britain, either. We just had a story from Belgium saying their prime minister might “dissolve the government.”
Eeeeewww! What does that involve?
From watching the show “Breaking Bad,” I’m guessing hundreds of gallons of hydrofluoric acid, and a pretty honking huge “Wet Vac.”
Thanks, Blog Guy. Now I can make intelligent dinner conversation about the election. As far as politics, who is the Elvis impersonator appealing to, anyway?
Britain’s staunch monarchists.
Interesting. And the connection there?
Of course. The King!
Elvis impersonator Mark Right speaks with Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown backstage before a Labour party election campaign performance at Lodge Park technology college in Corby, April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor