Saturday, 21 January 2006

They get my vote!

Following Kennedy standing down as leader of the LibDems and the Lords leader of the party admiting to being a heavy drinker during the 1970s and 1980s a candidate for leadership has today withdrawn his bid after rumours of a dalliance with a rent boy. Mark Oaten's entry in Wikipedia has already been updated but I'm having problems linking to the BBC page - it keeps falling over.

I'm not and never have been attracted to rent boys and I recognise that addiction to anything is a terrible problem but you have to admit that they do sound like the most interesting bunch to spend time with!

6 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

I bet they do more drugs than the other lot, too :-)

west coaster said...

it's like the old days, when jeremy thorpe had to resign. what larks!

Nogbad said...

I wonder simply whether we've come very far when someone's personal life can have such a big impact on their professional life.

Rob Spence said...

To be fair, this is a candidate for leadership who has positioned himself as a family man espousing family values. It's not his sexuality, it's his hypocrisy that has led to his downfall...

Nogbad said...

Can't argue with tha Rob but I wonder whether he'd find himself standing down as a leadership contender and front bench spokesman had the affair been with a female prostitute rather than a male one?

TRT said...

I went for a job as a rent boy at Conservative party headquarters, but there were no prospects really. You had to start at the bottom, and you kind of stayed around that area for ever.