News, but not the serious kind
Not just another pretty face?
Okay class, you’ve had a week to memorize our country’s cabinet ministers, who are VERY important people! It’s time for a quiz, to see how many you can recognize. Here’s the first one…
But Miss Johnson! Miss Johnson!
That’s just the back of some guy’s head! Can you show us his face?
No, Lamar. You need to know him from the back, as well. If you’re ever walking behind this gentleman in a crowd, and you see a big leech hanging from his neck, you can point it out to him.
Now pupils, here is question number two… Yes Lamar, what is it NOW?
Miss Johnson, it’s a man walking out a door!
But a very important man, Lamar. If you see him walking out a door which you know leads to a bubbling vat of molten lead instead of a limousine, you need to be able to warn him.
Okay class, now here is cabinet minister number three. Think before you write… Lamar! I’m losing my patience!
Miss Johnson, those are just SHOES!
Yes, a cabinet minister’s shoes. Suppose you see him walking along but he’s drunk and staggering into the path of a double-decker bus, and you need to shout his name to stop him…
But Miss Johnson, aren’t all these guys just Conservatives?
Hmmmmmm. Lamar has a good point, class. Put down your pencils, it’s time for finger-painting!
Top: Britain’s Welfare Minister Iain Duncan Smith speaks in a television studio at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England October 4, 2010.
Right: Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne leaves after delivering his keynote speech at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham, October 4, 2010.
Left: Britain’s Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke delivers his keynote speech during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, October 5, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Toby Melville