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Leader Faces Questions About Personal Life

Filed under: International — DRJ @ 5:37 am

[Headline from DRJ]

But not in America, in Britain:

Boris Johnson again dodges questions over police visit:

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson failed Tuesday to shift the subject away from his private life and back to Britain’s pending departure from the European Union as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust.

Johnson, who is running to be the next leader for both the Conservative Party and the nation, has refused to address personal questions despite an ongoing clamor to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend last week that prompted a police visit. In break from his previous strategy, the front-runner took part in three interviews in less than 24 hours, responding to challenger Jeremy Hunt’s criticism that he was a “coward” and needed to face greater public scrutiny if he is to become prime minister.


11 Responses to “Leader Faces Questions About Personal Life”

  1. “Some stone loser called the cops on me and my girlfriend because he is a disgusting pig and an eavesdropper and a Peeping Tom and of course it was nothing. Ask the cops. They’ll tell you it was nothing. I feel sorry for his parents. The shame they must feel to have a son like that.”

    Oh, wait, you said “not in America, in Britain”.

    nk (dbc370)

  2. This comment and now the comment above … you are in fine form today, nk.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. Thank you, DRJ. Must be the weather. My sinusitis is clearing up too.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Not in America? See today’s breaking news surrounding Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) CA for details.

    Is “Boris Bad-enuff’ moose or squirrel or just nuts.

    A British PM named Boris…

    And Putin smiled.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  5. Well, Menendez claimed he was only engaging in “constituent service”, and got off by managing to expand the definition of “constituent” to a person not residing in his state. Now Hunter has a chance to expand the definition of “service”.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. @5. Yes, Dickie Dunkin’ Hunter; service w/a smile. 😉

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. In re #4 – #6….but as one must ask with Ed O’Neill/Al Bundy/Jay Pritchett – “Did He Upgrade?”

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  8. doj, ncis, yes they are very impressive, ask sen. chief Gallagher how upstanding they are, they immunized the ostensible murderer of that afghan lad, well what you can’t steal by vote harvesting you use other means, something you can’t get cooperation, like joseph farah who was left in a stroke,

    narciso (d1f714)

  9. so david Cameron, whose pop had a panama papers account, was the respectable one, sold out to the skydragon worshipers at the liberal democrats, whose fmr leader, nick clegg, is now vp of facebook,

    narciso (d1f714)

  10. There are some otehr issues with Boris Johnson (although he may deserve the chance to straughten out the Brexit mess he favored)

    As ajourmalist.he filed false stories.

    And he has a rehearsed speech in which he pretends to be totally unprepared.

    He made exactly the same flubs and false starts on two different occasions.
    (I think I read this article in the Economist)

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  11. Between Boris and Jezza the competition for PM is thoroughly distasteful. Shades of 2016. Even the Lib Dems are starting to look like a reasonable alternative.

    Nicola Sturgeon is up in Edinburgh licking her chops. Hopefully it won’t mean *another* frigging referendum only five years after the last one (shouldn’t referendums be a generational thing?).

    JP (775479)

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