SIXTH POST – AUGUST 29, 2012 – TONY BLAIR “LIAR OF THE YEAR” AWARD NOMINATIONS POURING IN;
“Bliar! Bliar! Pants on fire“, as the song goes, became the anthem for a whole generation of jaded post-bellum-Iraq activist/dilettantes and political freaks who collectively bestowed upon England’s slickest Prime Minister the immortal title of “GOD OF LIES”.
Able to spout three lies at one time through different apertures of his legendary toothy facial orifice, Tony Blair became the spiritual guide for a generation of fibbers, fabricators, pettyfoggers and prevaricating popinjays. In this, he is peerless.
SyrPer’s Committee of Trustees consecrated his good name in 2011 to an award bestowed each year on a man or woman who excelled in the art of repeated, irreverent and systematic lying. Last year’s winner was the late Anthony Shadid of the New York Times who met his fate on a bow-backed whinnying old mare while trying to “cover” the big story of the “democracy-craving yahoos of Syria”. Right? This year, the nominations are coming in with a vengeance. It appears that “LYING IS IN” and ‘TRUTH IS FOR SISSIES”.
No, he is not the nominee. Gordon Brown sent in the nomination. The perenially constipated former P.M. leads an entire constellation of Englishmen whose dour mien suggests unrelenting gastro-intestinal suffering: Jeremy Irons, John Gielgud, Isaac Newton, Peter Finch, to name a few.