Sunday, November 28, 2010

The View from Camberwell—

George Bernard Shaw
From the-more-things-change department: We found this at Andrew Sullivan's blog for The Atlantic. It is from George Bernard Shaw's play Geneva, written in 1938. It reminded us of someone and we wondered if it would do the same for our readers.

"What an amazing young woman! You really think she will get in?"

"Of course she will. She has courage, sincerity, good looks, and big publicity...Everything our voters love."

"But she hasn't a political idea in her head..[S]he is a complete ignoramus. She will give herself away everytime she opens her mouth."

"Not at all. She will say pluckily and sincerely just what she feels and thinks. You heard her say that there are lots of people in Camberwell who feel and think as she does. Well, the House of Commons is exactly like Camberwell in that respect."

Can you see Russia from Camberwell? Just wondering.


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