Sunday, January 6, 2008

Educating Condi

Remember Willy Russell's wonderful 1980 play, Educating Rita, and the movie based on it, starring Michael Caine as the pissed and pissed-off professor, Dr Frank Bryant, who is assigned the job of giving beautician, Rita, played by Julie Walters, the education she craves?

Remember when he tells her at one point that he'd have to "bugger the bursar" in order to be dismissed from his university post?

Talk about life imitating art:-

It seems that the undoubtedly pissed-off (and possibly pissed) editor of the Israeli daily, Haaretz, David Landau, informed US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, at a September 10 briefing in Israel last year, that the US would have to "rape Israel" to bring about a peace settlement with the Palestinians. []

But is Rice educable?

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