Saturday, January 14, 2006

What a Suck Up 

Tony Blair must be an incredible suck up. Granted, he showed some backbone in standing beside George Bush in recent years, but I've never seen a man name his son in such a blatant attempt to curry favor from a political organization (except for Palestinians who name their kids Jihad and Shaheed):

Euan Blair arrives to hear a speech by his his father, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, at the National Portrait Gallery in London, May 2005. In a career move many Britons will see a particularly appropriate, Euan, the oldest son of famously spin-happy Prime Minister Tony Blair, is to try his hand at the murky world of public relations, a report said.(AFP/File/Carl De Souza)
Euan? What kind of a name is that? It's like the Wheel of Fortune was having a "buy two, get one free" sale on vowels.

But more importantly to Tony, it's clearly a gesture to the men of Brussels. Just as in centuries past, a man wishing to suck up to the Pope without actually having to touch lip to ring might call his son Christ-ian, Tony has gone and named his son in honor of European bureaucracy: EU-an.

Whatever works. I hope if was worth it.

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